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California Lutheran University 


Volume 44, No. 1 



Water polo season begins. 

See story page 7 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


CLU students talk about the California recall election. 

See story page 5 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2003 


Intruder breaks into campus 

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FglLenrollment soars 

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Over 375 incoming freshman and 
150 transfer students have been added to 
this semester's enrollment, a record-set- 
ting number according to California Lu- 
theran University's Admissions Office. 

The high number can be largely at- 
tributed to the new Aquatics program, 
which includes water polo, swimming 
and diving, according to Cindy Belmon- 
te, administrative assistant in CLU's 
Admissions Office. 

"Aside from the students being ex- 
cited and wanting to take part in the new 
Aquatics program, 1 think that students 
are now engaged in the learning environ- 
ment that CLU offers," Belmonte said. "I 
am sure that in the years to come, CLU 
will continue to see more and more stu- 
dents wanting to come to this campus." 

Other students came to CLU because 
of its other sport teams and rigorous aca- 

Freshmanfile down the mountain after painting the rocks 

Photograph courtesy of Robbie Larson 

demic agenda. 

"One of the main reasons why I came 
to CLU was because it is has a soccer 
program that is on its way up," freshman 
and Presidential Scholar Tiffany Pfeifer 


Pfeifer said she also decided to come 
to CLU because she thought it offered a 
variety of quality academic fields. Pfeif- 
added that she was most impressed 

with the student-to-professor class ratio 
the school offers. 

Some students were interested sim- 
ply because CLU offered an excellent 
education within driving distance, ac- 
cording to freshman commuter Crystal 

"I have lived in the Conejo Valley 
all my life and thought that it would be 
a good idea to stay close to home, but 
I didn't want to jeopardize my educa- 
tional values." Kincaid said. "That is 
why I chose CLU and not other local 

One of the reasons CLU is popular 
among students who are deciding to at- 
tend a smaller private university is be- 
cause it makes them feel welcome, Kin- 
caid said. She said Orientation Weekend 
made her and other students feel at ease 
during their time of transition from high 
school to college. 

"Thus far, I am extremely happy 
with making CLU my choice of college," 
Kincaid said. 

-_ _- # and Presidential Scholar Tiffany Pfeifer er added that she was most impressed Kincaid ,aid 

Man invades two university houses 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

An unidentified man illegally en- 
tered two university-owned houses 
during the early morning hours of Sept. 
13. The residents of 3222 Luther Street 
reported the first incident to Campus Se- 
curity around 12:40 a.m. Residents said 
that an older man walked into the house 
through an unlocked sliding-glass door. 
When discovered, the intruder fled on 
foot from the scene. 

A second incident, believed by 
Campus Security to involve the same 
man, occurred hours later at 132 Faculty 
Street. Sophomore Liz Rockstroh was 

awakened by the intruder around 4:41 
a.m. After turning on a light Rockstroh 
discovered the intruder wearing only a 
shirt by the foot of her bed. 

"I startled him when I turned on 
the light and he ran toward the door. 1 
believe that if 1 hadn't woken up that he 
would have assaulted me," Rockstroh 

Again, the intruder entered through 
an unlocked door and fled when discov- 
ered. Campus Security, accompanied by 
local police, investigated the scene but 
did not locate the intruder. 

Residents of both houses said noth- 
ing was stolen. 

The following day resident as- 

sistants, in conjunction with Campus 
Security, passed out fliers reminding 
students to keep doors locked at night 
and to report suspicious activity. 

After several phone calls from the 
residents of 132 Faculty campus of- 
ficials passed on a second more infor- 
mative flier detailing more specifically 
the events of Sept. 13. Neither flier con- 
tained a description of the intruder. 

Residents of 132 Faculty said that 
the sliding-glass door through which 
the intruder entered did not have a lock. 
Facilities have since installed locks on 
the doors, windows and bedrooms of the 
house on 132 Faculty. 

Director of Campus Safety and 

Security Klay Peterson said that it is 
important for students to remain alert 
and not be lulled into a false sense of 

"In order to reduce crime on cam- 
pus, students must work with the secu- 
rity staff. Campus Security can't do it 
alone; it must be a joint effort," Peterson 
said. "We want to catch this guy, and it 
will probably take a tip from students." 

Peterson said that he believes that 
the intruder was on foot, which may 
mean he lives close to campus. 

Campus Security is working with 
local police to create a composite sketch 
of the intruder. The investigation is on- 
going Peterson said. 

Air conditioning falters in Mt. Clef 

By Erick Elhard 
staff writer 

As school began and temperatures 
rose into the 90s outside, a small number 
of freshmen students living in the Mt. Clef 
residence hall found little relief inside of 
their rooms. 

A handful of the residents in the 
upstairs suites have been dealing with 
temperamental air conditioning systems. 
Specifically, rooms 420, 43 1 , and 444 have 
had A/C maintenance work performed 
since the beginning of the semester. The 
Facilities Department quickly ordered a 
new motor for the fan coil of one unit and 
made small adjustments on the other two, 
making all three functional within days. 

Regardless, the heat remains an un- 

comfortable, omnipresent problem for 
many of the second-story residents. Mt. 
Clefs senior resident assistant Christi 
Casad is learning how to deal with the con- 
stant warmth in one of the oldest residence 
halls on campus, which was first opened on 
June 1, 1962. 

"At least a 10-degree temperature 
change can be felt when you go upstairs," 
Casad said. "It's hotter in the 400s [the 
numbering of the second story rooms on 
the left side] than anywhere else in Mt. 

As an R.A., Casad was advised before 
the arrival of the hall's residents that Fa- 
cilities would be fuming on a chiller (the 
machine that makes the A/C operational) 
inside of the 36,900-square-foot build- 
ing to help manage the heat. During the 

summer months, when only attendees of 
CLU sports camps reside in Mt. Clef, the 
chiller is turned off from noon to five p.m., 
while campers are typically practicing and 
competing. This is done to save money 
during costly peak electricity-use hours. 
Before the beginning of the fall semester, 
however, the chiller is reconfigured for 24- 
hour-per-day operation. 

The beginning of each new academic 
year calls attention to many minor prob- 
lems with and within the structures on 
campus, which the Facilities Department 
is responsible for fixing. 

"We have processed over 500 work or- 
ders in the last few weeks," said Charlene 
Ismay, the operations manager at Facilities. 
"If a problem continues, give us a call; we 
want to make it right." 

Mt. Clef was refurbished during the 
summers of 1992 and 1993, according to 
Rebecca Lewis, senior and Presidential 
Host. The hall was renovated with new 
floors, carpets, bathroom counters, doors 
and blinds, but to Ismay's knowledge, no 
large overhaul was performed on the cool- 
ing system at that time, or since. 

Ken Westphalen, a senior living in one 
of the university-owned houses without air 
conditioning, offered this advice on how to 
stay cool: "Rite Aid has a sale on fans." 

Other strategies include keeping blinds 
closed during the heat of the day and turn- 
ing off heat-generating electrical devices 
(e.g. computers, TVs, lamps) when they 
are not being used. 

Problems can be reported to the Facili- 
ties Department at ext. 3215. 

2 The Echo 


SEPTEMBER 17,2003 

a sneak peek of this week at the lu 


September 17 

ASCLV General Elections 

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10:10 a.m. \_^»"""~ 

Lord of Life Church Council Meeting 

Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

College Democrats Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
7 p.m. 

Intramural Flag Football 

-Mandatory Captains Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
7 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 

-Mandatory Captains Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
7:30 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 


September 18 

Poster Sale 

10 a.m. 

Hawaiian Club Meeting 

Apartments Lounge 
6 p.m. 


10 p.m. 



September 19 

Poster Sale 

10 a.m. 

Friday Eucharist 

Meditation Chapel 
12 p.m. 

Club Lu: Class Socials 

Freshmen: Ameci's Pizza 

Sophomores: Round Table Pizza 

Juniors: Chuck E. Cheese 

Seniors: Stuft Pizza -45^0 

9 p.m. J*Z 


September 20 

Regal Soccer vs. Pomona-Pitzer 

Soccer Field 
11 a.m. 

Kingsmen Football vs. U. of Redlands 

Mt. Clef Stadium 
1 p.m. 


September 21 

Faculty Recital - Daniel Geeting 


2 p.m. 

Intramural Flag Football 
North Field 
12 p.m. 

Lord of Life Worship Service 

6:15 p.m. 


September 22 

Black Student Union Meeting 

Apartments Lounge 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
6:30 p.m. 

ASCLU-G RHA Meeting 

Nygreen 1 j& , - - v 

8:30 p.m. \cy" 


September 2 

Brown Bag Series 

Women's Resource Center 
12 p.m. 

Volleyball vs. Whittier College 

7:30 p.m. 

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September 17,2003 


The Echo 3 

Programs board plans fall events 

By Jennifer Pfautch 


The Back to School dance was dis- 
cussed along with three future events at 
this weeks Programs Board meeting. The 
event also came under budget, which 
will allow more money for other Club 
Lu events. 

"It was fun, but seemed more crowd- 
ed last year. However, I always enjoy the 
opportunity to shake my tail feather," 
senior Amy Lafata said. 

Due to the ASCLU retreat. Student 
Programs will be planning the next two 

Club Lu events. Sept. 19 will be class 
social* and Sept. 27 is Comedy Sports. 
Programs Board will be picking up the 
planning process again with its next 
planned event, roller-skating, on Oct. 3. 

The Roller Dome, located off of 
Avenida de los Arboles, will host CLU's 
roller-skating event, which will begin at 
10:30 p.m. and go until 12:30 a.m. Grace 
May, who is planning this event, con- 
firmed the theme, "Skating Back to the 
80s," at the meeting on Monday, Sept. 8. 

"We're really excited about it. This 
is the first year we will be having a 
theme; we hope people dress up," May 

said. Roller Dome is a small facility that 
does not have a lot of skates, so students 
are encouraged to bring their own skates 
or roller blades and enjoy the food and 
drinks that will be provided. 

Jackie Gressman reported that the 
planning of Cosmic Bowling, which has 
been popular in years past, is progress- 
ing. More details will come in weeks to 

Details of Homecoming, scheduled 
for Oct. 31, were further discussed. It is 
being planned by Katy Wilson. Home- 
coming will be held at Dukes in Malibu. 

"We're getting ready to meet with 

someone from Dukes to discuss the lay- 
out," Wilson said. Homecoming will be a 
costume party since it is on Halloween. 
Appetizers will include calamari strips, 
California rolls, mango BBQ ribs and a 
veggie tray. The price of Homecoming is 
still being discussed. 

Future events include Spirit Day in 
the SUB, a carnival in Kingsmen Park 
and Laser Tag. 

Robby Larson, director of Student 
Programs, reminded everyone that 
from 6-9 p.m. the Centrum hosts a 
Monday Night Football party with free 

Senate amends ASCLU article XI 

By Brian Roberts 


Senate officially kicked off its 
2003-04 term Monday night and wasted 
no time getting to work. The meeting 
started off with a report from Bill Rosser, 
vice president of student afifars and dean of 
students. In his report, he mentioned CLU's 
enrollment.that the university is beyond its 
holding capacity and discussed the state of 
the continuing North Campus campaign. 

New Senate director junior Jason Soys- 
ter took over the reins from there. 

"I'm looking forward to seeing what 
projects the senators are going to tackle 

this year," Soyster said. "I'm also look- 
ing forward to seeing the great things that 
ASCLU as a whole is going to do over the 
next year." 

Familiar faces at the meeting included 
Dominic Storelli and Rachel Eskesen. How- 
ever, there were also some newcomers to 
the board. 

"I'm excited to be involved with this 
process and actually know what's going to 
happen around here,' 1 said sophomore Sarah 
Gray. "I'm anxious to start the upcoming 
tasks and improvements we have to make." 

As the meeting picked up, Soyster 
opened the new term by introducing his 
proposal to amend Article XI of ASCLU 

RHA plans dorm 
competition for fall 

By Heather Hoyt 


Last week marked the official 
start of the weekly CLU Residence 
Hall Association meetings. The entire 
RHA board has yet to be elected. 

Angela Naginey, RHA advisor and 
director of residence life, spoke about 
the surveys that were sent to all stu- 
dents regarding the ongoing assess- 
ment of student housing. 

"We hope that everyone will take 
the time to fill out and return the sur- 
veys, because even if you are a fresh- 
man and haven't been here very long, 
your opinion still counts," Naginey 

Mike Fuller, associate dean of 
students, gave some encouraging 
numbers on CLU's fall attendance. 

"We are really excited because the 
numbers are going up and that means 
we're growing," Fuller said. He also 
said that of the $80 million CLU was 
hoping to raise for its new North 
Campus athletics complex capital 
campaign, approximately $65 million 
has already been raised. 

Rachel Pensack-Reinhart, CLU's 
new national residence hall chancel- 
lor, said, "My job is to get recogni- 
tion for (CLU), our programs and our 

She explained that once a month 
the committee gets together and votes 
on many different categories, includ- 

ing student of the month and faculty 
member of the month. Students are 
urged to nominate their friends or fa- 
vorite faculty for the monthly award. 

RHA Programmer Beckie Lewis 
told the group about two big upcom- 
ing programs. 

The first is "How Rad is Your 
Pad," which will take place on Oct. 
7. It's a contest to see who has the 
best-decorated room in four different 

The categories for this year are 
Bursting at the Theme (best theme 
room), Royal Flush (best bathroom). 
Best Bachelor pad, and Best Bach- 
eiorette pad. Each hall elects winners 
in each category separately, and then 
judges go to each hall and select the 
winners for the campus-wide contest. 

The second big program that RHA 
takes care of each year is Alcohol 
Awareness Week, which will be Nov. 

Another activity that RHA heads 
up is the Care Packages. The group 
assembles care packages filled with 
goodies, parents buy them for stu- 
dents and RHA delivers them to the 
students' halls. Money raised from 
this program goes to hall improve- 
ments, such as new couches, pool 
tables or outdoor furniture. The final 
amount raised from the spring care 
packages will be in soon, and RHA is 
looking forward to doing it again in 

constitution. Article XI covers ASCLU's 
student fees and how they are allocated 
between such fractions as RHA, Programs 
Board and Publications. Under Soyster's 
proposal, 2 percent of Programs Board's 
fees will be placed into the newly-created 
Student Organizations and Publications 
fund. Many, including faculty advisors 
Michael Fuller and Bill Rosser, supported 
the amendment, stating that it cleans up the 
constitution and resolves arguments about 
how money is distributed between clubs. 
A board of five members would be estab- 
lished to decide where and how the money 
is dispersed. With a vote of 10 in favor, and 
one abstention, the amendment was given 

to RHA and Programs Board, where it was 
later passed to be voted on by the student 

Dereem McKinney, who abstained 
from the vote, did not agree with the whole 

"1 thought the idea was very well 
thought," McKinney said. "But I don't 
think it is the most efficient way to fix the 

"If the amendment passes through the 
Student Body, it will provide a more logi- 
cal way to appropriate funds," said Soyster. 
"I'm proud of the Executive Cabinet for au- 
thorizing such an important Constitutional 

Issy: No more music 

When the price of prerecorded 
CDs and DVDs leaves students feel- 
ing broke, turning on their Internet- 
connected computers and clicking on 
their favorite "free" music and video 
download site could make them very 
poor indeed. 

The Recording Industry Asso- 
ciation of America threatens to step up 
prosecutions of individuals who share 
copyrighted materials over the Inter- 
net. The current fine for illegal shar- 
ing is $150,000 per song. The RIAA 
notifies colleges and universities 
when violations of the Digital Mil- 
lennium Copyright Act have occurred. 
CLU has received such notices in the 
past and responded by disconnecting 
students from the campus network 
who are found in violation. 

Listeners who feel that music 
companies are getting rich or are 
charging too much for their favorite 
artist's work have legal options. Sev- 
eral web sites offer music for sale. 
These services also allow customers 
to listen to the music as many times as 
they want. Those who buy the music 
may burn it to a CD or load the music 
onto the portable listening device of 
their choice. offers songs for 
$.79 to $1.19. Current top 100 albums 
may be purchased one cut at a time 
or all tracts for a discounted price. 
Other sites offer music for sale: http: 
//www., http: 
//www. apple. com/music/store/, and 

Downloading from these sites does 
not violate the CLUnet computer use 
policy. Using peer-to-peer networks 
and downloading copyrighted mate- 

rials is a violation. CLU restricts the 
overall amount of bandwidth available 
for peer-to-peer file sharing. 

Anyone using applications such 
as KaZaA or BearShare while on the 
university's network (including its 
modem pool) should change program 
default settings to prevent acting as a 
provider of unlicensed materials. 

Removing the application is an- 
other alternative. Those choosing 
not to Temove the application should 
IMMEDIATELY establish default 
settings to ensure that file sharing is 

Instructions for disabling file 
sharing in KaZaA: 

1. Select Options from the Tools 

2. In the Options window select 
the Traffic tab and check the box 
marked Disable sharing of files with 
other KaZaA members. 

Instructions for disabling file 
sharing in BearShare: 

1. Select the Uploads tab from the 
main BearShare menu. 

For questions about file sharing, 
please contact the Help Desk (x3368 



4 The Echo 


September 17.2003 

Campus Quotes 

What are you looking forward to this semester? 

Matt Bemer, computer science/multimedia, class Pete West, liberal studies, class of 2005 

Tracy Thacker, communication, class of 2007 

"I am looking forward to meeting new "I am really looking forward to the What "Not having my parents tell me what to do 
people." Would You Do? contest." 24/7." 

Kristina Raffaniello, political science/ 
English, class of 2005 

"Taking the LSAT." 

Jared Clark, communication, class of 2007 Patrick Ellingsworth, psychology, class of 2006 Liz Heathcoat, theater/English, class of 2006 Dayna Berg, biology, class of 2005 

"I'd have to go with water polo and tons of "Spanning my knowledge in metaphys- "I'm looking forward to the theater productions "Taking the MCATlOooo, scary!" 
good times." ics." this year." 

Campus Quotes are compiled by Michael Cabral 

This week's crossword puzzle 










































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41 Book 

20 Vine fruit 

1 Male deer 

42 Affirm 

22 Fake 

5 Czechoslovakia?! river 

44 Sound system 

23 This place 

9 Tree fluid 

46 Helpful to others 

25 Person admired 

12 Type ol boat 

48 More than enough 

27 Old 

13 Typeol bean 

51 Belongs to the Extra-terrestrial (abbr ) 

28 Make one 

14 Frozen water 

52 Leeward side 

29 Preposilion 

15 Leather bett 

54 Rind 

30 Ceremony 

1 7 Assuring 

55 Digit 

34 State policeman 

19 Quick 

56 Ripped 

36 Tradition 

21 Heating vessel 

57 Spoken 

37 Nervous giggle 

22 Foot apparel 

39 Perception 

24 Person in a specified condition (suf ) 


41 Music speed 

25 Anger 

1 Compulsory military selection (abbr ) 

42 Encourage 

26 She 

2 Make lace 

43 Reject a bill 

27 Refer 

3 Where aircraft land 

44 Farmer's storage place 

29 Father (abbr) 

4 Slare fixedly 

45 Egyptian sun god 

31 Talent 

5 Indicates alcoho! (chem suf) 

47 Obese 

32 Leave 

6 Drive away 

49 Meadow 

33 Never 

7 Release 

50 Building wing 

34 Three (pref ) 

8 Raced 

53 To put into (pref ) 

35 Northeast state (abbr) 

9 Meshwork 

36 Pod plant 

10 4,840 sq yds 

38 Decompose 

1 1 Hammerhead 

39 Dirt 

16 River in Italy 

40 Impersonal pronoun 

18 Center 


September 17. 2003 

The Echo 5 

California recall and CLU students 

By Lindsay Elliot 


Registered voters in California will make 
history next month during the California re- 
call election, the first ever in California's his- 
tory. The recall is taking place as a result of 
a petition to prematurely end Governor Gray 
Davis' term. Before the recall election could 
be instigated. Secretary of State Kevin Shel- 
ley reinforced the decision to petition for a 
recall with a Notice of Intent. This statement 
says Davis mismanaged the finances of Cali- 
fornia by overspending taxpayers' money, 
failed to account for the energy crisis and 
waited to deal with other major state prob- 
lems until they reached the crisis stage. At 
least 897,158 valid signatures were collected 
to appeal for the recall election. The next step 
California must take is to vote either to keep 
Davis in office or vote for a new governor to 
complete the term which will end in 2007. 
Many are up in arms over this election, as it 

will cost an estimated $42 to 55 million. 

"It's costing us more money," senior 
Karin Thompson said."He's not doing a 
very good job, but we did just vote him in, so 
that's just saying that we're stupid." 

Over 130 candidates will be on the ballot 
for this election, representing eight different 
political parties. Such celebrities as Gary 
Coleman (Independent) and Larry Flynt 
(Democrat) are among the candidates, mak- 
ing this election seem ludicrous, according to 
many Califomians. 

"1 think it has made California the joke 
of the nation," junior Grant Smith said. "The 
whole recall was funded by Republicans with 
money who hired out of state bounty hunters 
to collect signatures. Now it's turned into a 
circus with Schwarzenegger, Gary Coleman 
and Larry Flynt, plus over a hundred more." 
One of the most famous celebrities 
is one of the front-runners in this contest for 
governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Repub- 
lican, is a self-proclaimed businessman who 
wants to stop the flow of jobs from Califor- 

"I'd vote for Arnold because the public 
seems to like him," junior Aaron Collins said. 
"The things he's talked about make him seem 
like he wants to fix California." 

Characterized as a fiscally conservative, 
socially liberal candidate, Schwarzenegger 
believes that there is a need to unchain busi- 
nesses from over-taxation and over-regula- 
tion. He plans to reform worker's compen- 
sation, shorten abusive lawsuits, reduce high 
energy costs, and reform the Unemployment 
Insurance Fund. While Schwarzenegger's 
main issues revolve around fiscal matters, he 
also says that he supports a woman's right to 
choose and the pursuit to live in California by 

Schwarzenegger's primary competitor is 
Cruz Bustamante, a Democrat who currently 
serves as lieutenant governor of California. 
Bustamante believes that Califomians should 
have health insurance they can afford, hard- 
working immigrants who pay taxes should 
have the opportunity to apply for citizenship 

and women should have the right to choose. 
Although Bustamante has repeatedly stated 
to the press that he does not support the 
recall, he is running in this special election 
to tackle these social issues. A handful of 
other candidates may receive a significant 
number of votes, such as Republican Sena- 
tor Tom McClintock who has been in politics 
since the age of 26. Although Republicans 
and Democrats have the largest number of 
candidates, 32 Independent party candidates 
are running in this special election. The most 
visible candidate is Arianna Huffington, a 
journalist and social activist. Huffington 
believes that the only way California will 
change is if the people become outraged 
and remake the democracy themselves. She 
wants to put the needs of the people over de- 
mands of the "big money" elites. 

As of presst time, the Oct. 7 recall elec- 
tion date had been delayed by a federal ap- 
peals court; the date may be reinstated by a 
higher court. 

Service day brightens students' and participants' days 

By Cassandra Wolf 


Students, faculty and staff volunteered 
on- and off-campus for Service Day on Sat- 
urday, Sept. 13. 

"We had a lot of people who did land- 
scaping outside of Afton Hall. We have stu- 
dents going to the Thousand Oaks Healthcare 
Center. They ' re going to do bingo, manicures 
and chitchat. We had a Zuma Beach cleanup. 
We had students cleaning the backyard of 
the Scandinavian Cultural Center," Angela 
Rowley, coordinator for community service 
center, said. 

Rowley listed Relay for Life, Manna, 
the Gull Wings Children's Museum and the 
RAIN Project as other organizations that 
benefit from Service Day, which started in 
1996. According to Rowley, most of the 

organizations are local and many members 
from outside the CLU community partici- 

"We have students and there are some 
faculty and staff members who bring their 
relatives and some students who bring their 
friends," Rowley said. One of the on-campus 
activities consisted of making blankets for 
the West Valley Binky Patrol. 

"It sounded like a fun and casual way 
to help out," senior Nicole Biergiel said. *i 
didn't know you could make blankets so 

Biergiel said that she had volunteered on 
three or four previous Service Days, during 
which she did landscaping and a creek clean- 
up at a therapeutic horse riding academy and 
painted murals at the Gull Wings Children's 
Museum in Oxnard. 

Senior Katie Hunt and junior Lauren 

Habib, who also volunteered at the Binky 
Patrol, said it was their first Service Day. 

"I think it's cool we can do this little 
thing and have a big impact on someone 
who's having a rough day," Hunt said. 

"It sounded easy enough, and I like the 
idea of making blankets for little kids. It's 
nice to work as a community for a good 
cause," Habib said. 

According to Binky Patrol volunteer 
Flora Chamberlain and Area Residence Co- 
ordinator Sheri Adelman, the Binky Patrol 
began seven years ago in Laguna Beach, 
and the West Valley chapter started two years 

"Our mission is to make handmade 
blankets for children who are sick in the 
hospital or suffering from illness or trauma," 
Adelman said. "Our chapter services all of 
the women's shelters from Burbank to Ca- 

marillo. We have over 60 volunteers [and] 
we produce over 100 blankets per month." 

Chamberlain said that since its incep- 
tion, the West Valley chapter has donated 
over 2,500 blankets to L.A. Family Housing, 
Many Mansions, Los Robles Hospital Emer- 
gency Room and the Conejo Free Clinic, 
among others. 

According to Adelman, the chapter 
will participate in the eighth Annual Bink- 
A-Thon on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 
Westlake Village. During the Bink-A-Thon 
chapters across the country make as many 
blankets as possible in one day. 

Anyone interested in the Bink-A-Thon 
can contact Sheri Adelman at westvalleybinky or 

For more information about community 
service activities contact the Community Ser- 
vice Center at or ext. 398 1 . 

CD Review 

By Mary Bell Lopez 


Pat Metheny, newcomer to the music 
world? I think not. He's been around for 
quite a while, since the late 1970's to be 
exact, but by the lack of noise his new al- 
bum is making he might as well be a new 
and inexperienced artist. 

"One Quiet Night", Metheny 's latest 
album is a cross between elevator music 
and what I would label, "Dawson's Creek 
music;" cheesy music that you would only 
hear on a silly, melodramatic teeny bop 
show. The entire album is full of sappy 
songs that Metheny makes even sappier 
by playing them solo on his acoustic gui- 

Metheny tries to cover Nora Jones* 
hit, "Don't Know Why" and he really 
should not have bothered. Throwing a 
song in your album that people already 
love and are familiar with usually is a 
good thing, but not in Metheny's case. 

It gets worse. Just when you almost 
think the CD is over Metheny throws in 
a twelve-minute track, "North To South, 
East To West". The song plays over and 
over for what seems like hours. Finally 
when it does stop you realize there is an 
entire track left in order for the album to 
be completely finished. 

There are at least 6 songs on this al- 
bum that need to be cut in half. Songs just 

do not need to be that long especially not 
when Metheny is playing them. 

Metheny is going to need more than 
a cover song to help him out with this 
album. Metheny needs to revamp his 
style and maybe throw some lyrics and 
other instruments in if he wants any of 
his albums to sell. He needs to liven his 
music up so that you are not just listen- 
ing to Metheny playing his guitar over 
and over. 

This is not the first time that Metheny 
hits and misses: in 1994 his album, "Zero 
Tolerance for Silence" was a complete fail- 
ure. A catchy title but people did not have 
the tolerance for sappy music. Metheny 
switched labels in 1997 after being with 
Geffen Records for eleven years and eight 
records. He then went on to sign with 
Warner Bros. Records. Perhaps if he had 
stuck with Geffen Records he wouldn't be 
in the dilemma he is in; bad album after 
bad album. 

Although Metheny has won eight 
Grammy's, how he achieved this is com- 
pletely mind-boggling. 

"One Quiet Night" is correct and a 
very appropriate title because the night 
that this album gets released will be a 
quiet one at the record store. Unless you 
happen to like "Dawson's Creek" type 
music, it is not recommended that anyone 
rush out and buy this album, you will not 
be missing out on much. 

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Recall is a disappointment 

By Brett Rowland 

Driving from Chicago to Thousand 
Oaks makes little sense these days, but 
it gave me two unique opportunities: a 
chance to stop by the Woody Creek Tavern 
in Colorado and a chance to ponder the 
California recall. 

The Woody Creek Tavern is probably 
the only bar in the small town of Woody 
Creek, located between Snowmass and 
Aspen. Woody Creek is famous for being 
the home of legendary outlaw journalist 
Hunter S. Thompson. It is located on a 
narrow dusty road and surrounded on both 
sides by trailer parks. There is a patio with 
tables, umbrellas and smoking area where 
the locals gather for drink and conversa- 
tion. Inside the tavern, walls are covered 
from floor to ceiling with Polaroid photos 
of locals, weird posters and bizarre memo- 
rabilia. I ordered a shot of Wild Turkey and 
beer and sat down with a dozen local men 
outside. I was incredibly disappointed; the 
Woody Creek Tavern was no different than 
a thousand other bars across the country. 

Maybe it was because I had expected 
Thompson to be there or thought I could 
gain some insight into America's greatest 
outlaw journalist. Whatever the reason, my 
disappointment could not be shaken. 

The California recall has let me down 
just like the Woody Creek Tavern. At first, 
the notion of a recall seemed promising. 
I thought that the majority of California 
voters, sick of Gov. Gray Davis' incom- 
petence, had taken a stand and demanded 
swift action. 

This, however, was not the case. All 
it took was 1 .3 million valid signatures, 
less than 3 percent of the state's popula- 
tion, for California to roll over on more 
than 1 50 years of electoral tradition. 

The recall should be stopped, not 
because Gov. Gray Davis has done a 
good job, but because it cuts short the 
democratic electoral process and leaves 
California open to a chaotic political 
future. Chaotic, not only because of 
his possible replacements (includ- 
ing a member of Davis' own office, a 
washed-up child star, a former body- 
builder turned actor and a self-described 

"smut peddler"), but also because there 
is bound to be another recall next year 
when some rich politician decides to 
put up a couple million dollars of his 
own money to collect a couple million 
more signatures and we end up right 

"The recall should be 
stopped ... it cuts short 
the democratic electoral 
process and leaves 
California open to a 
chaotic political future." 

Brett Rowland 

back where we started. 

Imagine the weird backwater can- 
didates who will run then. Will it be 
Charlton Heston shouting "from my cold 
dead hands"? Or will it be Mary-Kate and 
Ashley Olsen on a joint platform calling 
for more shopping malls in southern Cali- 
fornia? Perhaps we'll even see the ghost 
of Richard Milhous Nixon on the Pure 
Evil ticket, eh? 

The Golden State is tapped 

By Jon Acquisti 
Staff Writer 

California is like a keg that has been 
tapped. The party was fun while it lasted, 
but now it's time to clean up the mess. 

What happened to the state of Cali- 
fornia? It went from having a $33.71 bil- 
lion surplus to being an energy-crunched, 
undereducated, underpaid state with no 
money left to fix its problems, problems 
that we are not to be faulted for. But we 
all know the only reason that Gray Davis 
won another term as governor was be- 
cause Bill Simon was considered a bigger 
threat to the state. We sure underestimated 
Davis, didn't we? 

There are 135 certified candidates 
competing to save the state that has the 
fifth largest economy in the world. Some 
of these candidates consist of celebrities, 
porn stars, child stars and comedians, not 
to mention Democrats and Republicans. 
The main problem this state is facing is 
that the right people are not in the proper 
position for success. California's main 
concern needs to be education and medi- 
cal healthcare, like Medicare. 

Realistically, though, one of two 
things will happen: either taxes must 
rise dramatically for corporations and 

individuals, or deep cuts must be made 
in education. Medicare and other social 

Who really has a shot of winning 
this election? From my research, I feel 
Schwarzenegger has a fairly good chance 
of winning, but Bustamante seems to be 
a more demanding, stable figure for Cali- 
fornia to side with. Is it just me, or does 
the thought of the Terminator running 
California make you laugh? 

This state election has turned not only 
into a national spectacle, but also an in- 
ternational joke. A Japanese news article 
stated that Barney (yes, the big purple 
dinosaur) was running for the governor's 
chair. We have only dug the hole deeper 
for more ridicule and criticism from other 

Does this recall foreshadow future 
recall elections? Do voters now think that 
they can impeach their elected officials 
without a second thought? The problems 
that California is faced with are not going 
to go away with a new governor. It will 
most likely take four to six years of strong 
concentration and focus by a noncormpt, 
organized team of individuals who have 
put the people's interest before their own. 
It is time that the middle class (about two- 
thirds of the state) sets laws and taxes that 

are appropriate to their lifestyles and not 
just those that benefit the rich. 

Will this be an election based on race, 
popularity or ideas? I think we'll have our 
own answer to that. Citizens will do what 
they feel will personally affect them the 
most. Here's what I think is to come: emo- 
tional people will vote, Davis will regain 
popularity within; however, Bustamante 
will prevail and shake off the Terminator. 
Two days later, the media wii be over the 
election and waiting for the next witch 
hunt to take place. 

In the high-paced, selfish society in 
which we live, people must choose the 
person who can better their lives as they 
choose to live in this state. California is 
unexplainable. It has a completely differ- 
ent way of thinking than anyone else in 
the world. In the same way that it avoids 
reality, it seems to be the model for it. 
Californians know how to live for the mo- 
ment and enjoy the future. This state is a 
world of its own, and this recall election 
is like nothing California has ever dealt 
with before. 

Let's just pray the past is behind us 
and the future looks like a golden sunset 
again, because if this dark cloud lingers, 
people are seriously going to start com- 
plaining about their tans. 


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September 17,2003 


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Water warriors 

By Arif Hasan 


With Cal Lutheran expanding its cam- 
pus with a new athletic facility. Athletic 
Director Bruce Bryde immediately got the 
ball rolling with the addition of water polo 
for the 2003 season. 

"We are all looking forward to the new 
athletic facility, and we had an obligation 
to our conference to add aquatics to our 
program," Bryde said. 

Craig Rond, a social studies teacher at 
Thousand Oaks High School, will be at the 
helm of CLU water polo in its inaugural 
season. Rond's experience and reputation 
gave Bryde the confidence to make Rond 
the newest addition to the athletic staff. 

"I jumped at the opportunity when I 
heard Cal Lu was starting an aquatics pro- 
gram," Rond said. 

Rond's first obstacle arose after being 
hired late in the spring. Rond missed a 
good portion of the recruiting season, so he 
immediately began recruiting on campus at 
CLU. With the 2003 season right around 
the comer, Rond took his roster of seven 
players and went to work. 

"The important thing is to take this 

Photograph by Rachael Carver 

Coach Craig Rond talks with his team during a lime-out versus Cal Maritime Sept. 12. 

first season and build a good foundation, 
and to give the players a rewarding experi- 
ence," Rond said. 

The Kingsmen played their season 
opener at Oaks Christian High School 

against Cal Maritime on Sept. 12. 

"This was a very exciting game for 
us because of the huge support from the 
school and the student body," sophomore 
John McAndrew said. 

Football evens record, defeats Chapman 23-13 

By Etienne Emanuel 


The Kingsmen football team evened 
its record this week after beating the Chap- 
man University Panthers 23-13 in aseesaw 
battle at Orange. 

CLU led 7-6 at the end of the first half 
and outscored Chapman 1 7-7 in the second 
half to take the victory. 

The Kingsmen defense came out 
strong in the first quarter, with the front 
seven getting penetration from the start. 
Sacks by Joe Henle and Ryan Tukua kept 
the Panthers in third and long situations 
early. Maurico Bowsa also broke through 
the line and had a tackle for a loss. 

The offense took control in the second 
quarter. Quarterback Casey Preston sprung 
for a 16-yard scramble following a block 
from wide-out Brett Maziarz. Tyler Ruiz 
shot through the middle for a 20-yard gain 
and Peter Gunny caught a short pass and 
shook two defenders to pick up some ex- 
tra yardage. After a pass interference call 
pushed the offense further up the field, 
Preston found Alex Gonzales for a 9-yard 
touchdown completion. The drive ate up 
seven minutes and 54 seconds, and cov- 

ered 8 1 yards. 

Chapman quickly answered with a 
score of its own; it missed the extra point, 
however. The Kingsmen defense held again 
when the Panthers were within striking dis- 
tance, forcing a long field goal that came 
up short and bounced off the crossbar. 

"They worked hard out there," said 
defensive coordinator B.J. Connely. "We 
challenged our guys this week to compete 
for four quarters. No one takes a play off; 
they played well tonight." 

CLU got on the board first in the sec- 
ond half. A third-down conversion to Walt 
Matlock set up a field goal by Alex Espi- 
noza. Chapman took control of the ball 
and marched down the field and scored to 
take the lead 13-10. The Panthers held on 
to that lead through the third quarter. 

The Kingsmen struck again midway 
into the fourth quarter. Receiver Craig 
Herrera caught a slant pattern and carried 
the ball down to the 1-yard line, where he 
fumbled. Jimmy Fox recovered the loose 
ball for a Kingsmen touchdown. The extra 
point was blocked and Chapman trailed by 
only a field goal. 

"Our intensity was up this week," 
Herrera said. "The offensive line played 
well and gave Casey time to find receivers. 

We played more as a unit." 

The Panthers got the ball back and 
drove down the field, but once again 
CLU's defense was up to the challenge. On 
third and long, Jay Morris made a diving 
play to knock down a pass and bring up 
fourth down. Chapman's field goal missed. 
The offense stalled and had to punt. Again 
the Kingsmen defense stopped Chapman 
after Casey O' Brian and Quinn Longhurst 
sacked the Chapman quarterback and 
forced another punt. 

Espinoza attempted a 46-yard field 
goal. The kick was blocked, but an un- 
aware Chapman player picked up the ball 
deep inside Chapman territory and was 
tackled immediately, pinning Chapman 
back even further. The defense came on 
for one final stand. CLU stuffed a running 
play, and Arsenio Valenzuela tackled a 
scrambling Chapman quarterback to set 
up third down. Chapman looked to throw 
but Quinn Longhurst got to the quarterback 
on a stunt and forced a fumble. Valenzuela 
recovered on the 5-yard line. The offense 
punched it in and put the game away. 

"The coach called a line stunt on third 
down because we knew they were going to 
throw," Longhurst said. "It just opened up 
and I took the shot." 

The Kingsmen were defeated 15-12 in 
a close battle. 

"We have a lot stacked against us 
right now. Seven guys play and we have 
only seven guys on our team, which keeps 
us from substituting," Rond said after 
Friday's loss. 

The Kingsmen entered the Inland Em- 
pire Classic this weekend with the same 
determination as in their season opener. 

The Kingsmen were looking at two 
games Saturday and two games Sunday, 
and the seven men battled the whole week- 
end only to taste defeat: 15-4 against La 
Veme, 14-7 against Pomona, 19-2 against 
Whittier and 12-5 against Cal Tech. 

"These guys put forth a courageous 
effort with all that is stacked against us, 
and to see these guys battle the way they 
did says a lot about their character," Rond 

With the interest sparked in the CLU 
student body, Rond is looking forward to 
people joining his squad to assist in the 
success of the new sport. 

Students interested in joining men's or 
women's water polo should contact coach 
Craig Rond (ext. 353 1 ) or Athletic Director 
Bruce Bryde (ext. 3402). 


Three Kingsmen baseball players 
drafted by Major League teams 

Right-handed pitcher Jason Hirsh was 
drafted in the second round by the Hous- 
ton Astros, making him the highest CLU 
pick since the school joined the NCAA 
Division 111. Hirsh was Houston's first 
selection in the draft and the 59 lh pick 

Infielder Brian Skaug was drafted in the 
20"' round (599" 1 overall) by the Houston 

Taylor Slimak was chosen in the 23 ,d 
round (691" overall) by the Los Angeles 

CLU Women's Tennis team has 
first ITA All- Americans 

Becca Hunau and Lisa Novajosky 
became the first CLU women's tennis 
players to be named All-Americans. The 
pair competed at the NCAA Champion- 
ships and is ranked tenth in the nation in 

Kingsmen soccer yet to win, remains optimistic 

By Lindsey Rarick 
Staff writer 

Men's soccer loses at CSU Hayward in 
double overtime 

The Kingsmen suffered a 3-2 loss Fri- 
day in nonconference action at California 
State University Hayward. 

The Pioneers led 2-0 at the end of the 
first half In the second half, with 13 min- 
utes remaining, Dean Klipfel fired a shot 
into the upper right corner of the goal, thus, 
making the score 2-1 Pioneers. Four min- 
utes later, in the 81" minute of play, Ryne 
Minzey scored his first collegiate goal to 

tie up the game 2-2. Mike Falcone passed 
the ball to Mark Tevis, who urgently shot 
the ball into the back of the net in the 85 ,h 
minute of play. 

"We were able to come back and put 
ourselves in a winning position," said 
Head Coach Dan Kuntz. 

In the first overtime period, the score 
remained 2-2. The Kingsmen got a scor- 
ing opportunity from a long throw-in 
by Mike Alexander. CLU keeper Jamie 
Lavelle made a crucial save on a Pioneer 

In the second overtime, Lavelle made 
another essential save on a Pioneer comer 
kick. As the game continued to get more 

physical, a CLU defender slipped and a 
Pioneer took the ball to the net to fire in the 
winning goal in the % Ul minute of play. 

"We fought hard, and we ended up on 
the short end of things," said senior de- 
fender Dean Klipfel. "It was unlucky." 

Men's soccer battles in 5-0 loss at UC 
Santa Cruz 

CLU wore a 5-0 loss Sunday at UC 
Santa Cruz, giving the Kingsmen a 0-3-1 
overall record in nonconference play. 

The Banana Slugs began the scoring 
action promptly as they scored their first 
goal 3:47 minutes into the game. 

The Banana Slugs struck again scor- 

ing their second goal in the 12 th minute 
of play. 

"We turned the ball into the opposing 
team inside the 6-yard box and they got a 
scoring opportunity," Kuntz said. 

A third goal came for UC Santa Cruz 
several minutes later, ending (he first hall 
with a score of 3-0 Banana Slugs. 

In second half play, Santa Cruz was 
able to score two additional goals, leaving 
the Kingsmen shut out with a final score 
of 5-0. 

"I think we played hard but they were 
a really strong team and difficult to play 
against," Lavelle said. 

8 The Echo 


September 17,2003 

13 to be honored at Hall of Fame dinner 

By Kyle Wells 
Staff writer 

Thirteen of California Lutheran Uni- 
versity's most notable alumni and friends 
will be inducted into the first-ever CLU 
Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame 
Sept. 20 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in 
Los Angeles. 

"It will be a great night to support the 
history of CLU athletics," Head Football 
Coach Scott Squires said. 

Elaine Benditson. Director of Alumni 
Relations said, "It is a timely and fitting 
tribute to our athletes, alumni, and friends 
for their contributions to the legacy of the 

Henry "Hank" Bauer, classof 1976. 

Bauer participated in both football and 
baseball and was awarded All-American 
honors in 1975. He was the first 1.000-yard 
rusher in CLU history. After graduation. 
Bauer became a member of the San Diego 
Chargers and later a coach and commenta- 
tor for the team. 

Gary Bowman, class of 1975. 

Bowman was a basketball standout 
who still holds the records for free throws 
and rebounds. He also accumulated hon- 
ors from the NAIA and All-Lutheran Col- 
lege teams. 

Samuel Cvijanovich, class of 1972. 

Cvijanovich will be recognized 
for his contributions to Cal Lutheran 
football. Samuel won countless UP1, 
NAIA. Lutheran College and AP awards 

from 1969-71. 

Orville Dahl, President 1957-1962. 

Dahl was the first president of Califor- 
nia Lutheran College. Dahl passed away 
but will be honored posthumously for his 
contributions to the Cal Lutheran athletic 
programs and for founding the Letterman's 
Club. He will also be remembered for cre- 
ating the words to the Alma Mater and the 
Fight Song. 

Jeffrey de Laveaga, class of 1992. 

De Laveaga was a standout in basket- 
ball and a leading scorer among Division 
111 schools in the nation. He was selected 
for national honors from 1989-92 and still 
holds many records at CLU. 

"It is a timely and fitting 
tribute to our athletes, 
alumni and friends for 
their contributions to the 
legacy of the university." 

Elaine Benditson 
Director of Alumni Relations 

Donald Garrison, 1964-1978. 

Garrison was a coach for both football 
and wrestling. He is credited with found- 
ing the varsity wrestling program at CLC 
and for his contributions to college and 
high school athletics. 

Jim Huchthausen, class of 1965. 

Huchthausen was both a basketball 
and baseball player for Cal Lutheran. He 
participated in one of the first sporting 
events held at CLC and established many 
of the early records in both sports. 

Brian Kelley, class of 1973. 

Kelley is being recognized for 
his achievements in both football and 
wrestling. He was a NAIA District Ml 
champion in wrestling and a stand out on 
the football team as well as a record-break- 
ing punter. 

Fredrick Kemp, class of 1965. 

Kemp will be honored for his per- 
formance on the football field and for his 
contributions as a coach. He earned CLC 
football MVP in 1 962 and returned to CLC 
as head coach for the first CLC freshmen 
football team. 

Charles La Gamma, class of 1970. 

La Gamma is being honored posthu- 
mously for his contributions in wrestling, 
track, tennis and cross country. He ex- 
celled in all four sports, especially wres- 
tling, where he won three consecutive 
NAIA Division II championships from 

David Salzwedel, class of 1990. 

Salzwedel was a stand-out goalkeeper 
for CLC, earning himself two-time NAIA 
Ail-American honors and was a four time 
all conference player. 

Young volleyball team building for future 

By Luke Patten 
staff writer 

The CLU volleyball team won only 
one of its five matches last week, but 
hidden in that record was a team that im- 

Phoiograph by Rebecca Hunau 
Sophomore Erin LaFata goes for the kill versus West 
Coast Bible Sept. 9 


After opening the week with a solid 
victory against West Coast Baptist, the 
Regals traveled to the Great Northwest 
Crossover tournament, where they lost 
four closely-contested battles. 

The match against WCB provided 
little challenge for the Regals. CLU won 
the match in three games (30-19, 30-15, 
30-20) and held WCB to a negative attack 
percentage for two of the three games. 

CLU had three players finish the 
match with double figures in kills led by 
junior Katie Schneider (12). Sophomores 
Gianna Regal and Christie Barker each 
had 1 1 kills apiece. Schneider also led the 
team with ten digs. 

Sophomore Keely Smith and freshman 
Jessica Hagerty each finished with more 
than 20 assists, despite playing in only two 
of the three games. 

The Regals then headed north to Taco- 
ma. Wash, for the Crossover tournament. 

Although the Regals dropped all four 
matches, they managed to stay close in all 

of them, despite facing four highly ranked 

In their first match, the Regals took on 
the University of Puget Sound and fell in 
three games (30-24, 30-26, 30-21). 

"It was just that we are such a young 
team, but we played well and really started 
to see some of our potential in later match- 
es," junior Brionna Morse said. 

The Regals then lost matches to Whit- 
worth College (30-26, 25-30, 30-16, 30- 
27) and Whitman College (30-19, 30-25, 

The last match of the tournament for 
CLU was another hard-fought loss, this 
time to Pacific Lutheran University (30-19, 
30-27, 30-28). 

"Of course we wish we could have 
won," Morse said. "But at the beginning 
we were kind of searching for a spark and 
I think we found it in that last game. I just 
wish everyone could've seen how well we 

The young team begins league play 
next week. 

Robert Shoup, 

Athletic Director 1969-77 

Football Coach 1962-1989. 

Shoup is being distinguished for his 
contributions as the first Cal Lutheran 
head football coach and for his achieve- 
ments ranging from being a tennis coach 
to the athletic director of CLC. Shoup led 
the Kingsmen football team to a National 
Championship in 1971. 

Heidi Stevens, class of 1997. 

Stevens is being recognized for her 
achievements in Softball. She was a con- 
sistent recipient of SCIAC and NCAA 
All-American honors and still holds the 
records for most homeruns in a season and 
in a game. 

In the future, the names of all the re- 
cipients inducted into CLU's Hall of Fame 
will be shown in the concourse of the new 
athletic department. 

The Hall of Fame dinner has gone 
through countless months of planning 
and preparation. Through the efforts of 
the Alumni Association and the Board of 
Directors, a motion was passed to develop 
a Hall of Fame committee. The commit- 
tee is made up of past CLU students who 
graduated between 1965 and 1999. The 
job of the committee is to organize the din- 
ner and select the inductees. Some of the 
key people who helped organize the Hall 
of Fame dinner are Benditson, Brian Mc- 
Coy, president of the Alumni Association 
and class of 1995, and David Spurlock, 
class of 1969. 

"If you don 't know your past you don 't 
know who you are," Spurlock said. 

This Week's 
Kingsmen & 
Regals Action 

Sept. 19 

Water Polo @ Cal Baptist Tourna- 

vs. Whittier, 2:30 p.m. 

vs. Cal Poly, 7:30 p.m. 

Sept. 20 

Cross Country @ Santa Barbara 
Westmont Invitational, 9:00 a.m. 

Football @ Home 

vs. Redlands, 1:00 p.m. 

Men's Soccer @ Pomona-Pitzer 
11:00 a.m. 

Women's Soccer @ Home 

vs. Pomona-Pitzer, 11:00 a.m. 

Cross country eager, but short-handed 

By Devon Bostock 
Staff writer 

After a fourth place overall SCIAC 
finish in 2002, the men's and women's 
cross country teams' prospects are only 
looking up. 

"We have a lot of potential this year, 
as long as the people we expect to come 
out, do. I think we are looking at possible 
conference championships," Coach Scott 
Fickerson said. 

Among those who contributed to last 
year's success are a number of returning 
athletes. For the men's team, Tyler Ross 

and Scott Siegfried stand out. A senior and 
a junior, respectively, both had major roles 
on last year's team. For the women, senior 
Amanda Klever, junior Carly Sandell and 
sophomores Heather Worden and Emma 
Holman are expected to lead the team. 

"I'm really excited about this year. We 
don't have a big team, but it is strong. I 
think we are going to do really well," said 

As the first meet approaches on Sept. 
20, both teams are still short-handed. 

Fickerson expects the men's team to 
fill out, but, "we are still short one or two 
women," he said. 

The races cover a distance of eight 

kilometers for the men, and five to six 
kilometers for the women. Practices are 
Tuesday through Friday in the afternoon 
and mornings on Saturday and Sunday. 
Weight lifting sessions are held on Mon- 
day, Wednesday and Friday at 6 a.m. 

"Give [cross country) a try. It's fun and 
a great way to get in shape, especially if 
you are planning on playing sports in the 
spring," said Sandell. "We also get to go 
to lots of cool places like San Francisco, 
Oregon and Indiana." 

Interested students should see Coach 
Fickerson in his office next to the football 
field, or call him at ext. 3862. 

Regals soccer 
struggles early 

By Justin Shore 
Staff writer 

The women's soccer team has been 
busy at work in hopes to own outright the 
SCIAC title it shared in 2002. 

The Regals have suffered losses to 
Point Loma Nazarene by a score of 2-0, 
and a heartbreaker to Biola University 5-1. 
Both games were non-league events. 

"We are going to be really good, and 
the potential is there, we just need to get it 
together," junior Aubreigh Hutchison said. 

Coach Kuntz is not discouraged and 
expects the team to turn around and be as 
good as in years past. 

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By Karen Peterson 


Sophomore Vallerie Vallejos spotted a 
man spying in her bedroom window outside 
of West Wednesday. Sept. 1 7, around 1 0: 
30 p.m. 

l i was just hanging out in the room. 
I sat down. I was going to change [my 
clothes]. As I was taking my shirt off, I re- 
alized the blinds were still open and I said, 
'Oh shoot/ because you know you can see 
through. As I was going (to the window) 
there was a man standing right there as I was 
going to close the blinds," Vallejos said. 

She immediately called her RAs, who 
called Campus Security. 

"They never came by that night at all. 
We were freaked out because we didn't 
know what measures they had taken," 
Vallejos said. 

"It made me feel like it wasn't a big 
deal. Campus Security never came by so 1 
saw Mike Fuller. 1 told him everything. He 
called Campus Security, and they told him 

a sheriff was patrolling the area that night. 
He said we should have been told, but Cam- 
pus Security failed to tell us," Vallejos said. 
"After Mike called Thursday, they called 
Friday, so I could give a description, and so 
1 could give my account of what happened 
that night." 

Vallejos said she felt Campus Security 
needed "to communicate better with the stu- 

"It was creepy in our room. We didn't 
feel safe in our room, and we didn't know 
anything was being done," said Rosa Cor- 
ral. Vallejos' roommate. 

Another incident occurred around 4 
a.m. Sunday morning outside of South. 
Senior Mary Bell Lopez was coming home 
from a concert when she noticed a man 
standing by the pay phone. 

"He was just standing there holding the 
phone up to his ear. He saw I was headed up 
to my room. He just hung up without saying 
goodbye or anything and started following 
me up the stairs." Lopez said. 

The man asked Lopez to let her in. She 

asked who he was trying to visit. 

"He took a while to make up a name 
then said, 'Oh, I'm looking for Samantha.' 
So, 1 said, 'Samantha can let you in,'" Lo- 
pez said. 

However, the man continued to follow 
Lopez up to the third floor of South. 

"It seemed like I was running up the 
stairs so fast, but he was right behind me like 
Jason and Mike Myers from 'Halloween.' I 
usually carry pepper spray, but I didn't have 
it on me because I went to a concert and you 
can't take it in there." Lopez said. 

The man followed her to the top of the 
stairs before she pulled the door shut behind 
her. However, he did not leave. 

"He stood there and watched me go into 
my room," Lopez said. 

She and her roommates immediately 
called Campus Security, which called the 

"Three deputies showed up. Campus 
Security showed up really fast. We were 
quite impressed," Lopez said. 

Both incidents happened not long after 

the university housing break-ins last week. 
However, Security does not believe all the 
incidents are related. In fact, the man fol- 
lowing Lopez was a former student. 

"This was a former student trying to 
get in to see a friend. At this point we don't 
have any evidence of a crime — just some- 
one who was being obstinant. We know 
who he is," said Klay Peterson, campus 
security manager. 

Peterson said Lopez's despcription was 
not good enough to give any leads. 

Since the intrusions in the houses, secu- 
rity has been at a heightened state. Peterson 
feels the students have a heightened aware- 
ness as well. 

Peterson is working with the police 
department to find the men. 

"Today we received a composite sketch 
(ofthe University Houses intruder). Sketches 
will be passed out. Everywhere we can put 
one, we'll put one. This is the type of crime 
where he's probably going to do it again. 
So, we really want to catch this guy," Pe- 
terson said. 

Freshman and hall election results in 

By Erick Elhard 


Bethany Bengston .said, "I am a person who 
loves to serve and fulfil! (he needs of those 
around me. " 

Pederson Hall President, Aaron Rosenberger 
said, "I believe I will help CL U keep going 
in the right direction one hall at a time. " 

The ballots are in! The student body 
has chosen the winners ofthe Fall 2003 
ASCLU election race. 

Voting was held in the SUB on Sept. 
16-17. While most of the sophomore, 
junior and senior ASCLU positions 
were filled last spring, the fall elections 
are necessary to elect freshmen officers 
and to fill upperclassmen vacancies. 

On the evening of Sept. 17, the 
voting booth was closed, the ballots 
were tabulated and the winners were 
declared. Each new member ofthe stu- 
dent governing body was greeted with a 
"Welcome to ASCLU" sign upon their 
door. Official comprehensive results 
were displayed in the SUB. 

"I danced around the room," said 
Jessica Placas, upon learning she had 
won a position as a freshmen senator. 

"It was awesome," said Aaron 
Rosenberger, about winning the Ped- 
erson Hall presidency. "I hope to get 
an ice cream machine in Pederson this 

Elissa Jordan, a senior formerly on 
Programs Board advised the newcom- 
ers, "Don't forget to enjoy the experi- 

The ASCLU governing body is 
composed of three branches, the Senate, 
Programs Board and Residence Hall 
Association. Senators are responsible 
for capital expenditures, such as the 
recent additions of waste receptacles in 
Pederson Hall and the fence surround- 
ing Mt. Clef Stadium. Members ofthe 
Programs Board plan events like the 
annual Homecoming and Spring For- 
mal dances. RHA performs the duties 
of Programs Board and Senate strictly 
on behalf of each member's respective 
residence hall. 

Derik Cook said, 
fed to do this job. 

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At-Large Programs Board, Jared Clark 
said, "I'll make things happen, keep the 
good times rolling, and work my butt off to 
get things done. " 

Andrea Stenson: "I feel that I am respon- 
sible, creative, and [will] work hard to help 
make Club Lu, Homecoming and the Spring 
Formal enjoyable events for all students. " 

Mount Clef Hall President. Autumn Mal- 
loy said, "I want to make this year about 
memories, fun times, and most of all. what 
you want. " 

Pederson Hall Programmer, Chelsea Taylor 
said, ' 7 want to be Pederson Programmer 
because I love to help plan school wide events 
and those that take place within the halls. " 

Jessica Placas said, "I feel that with my 
experience and the freshman class behind 
me, I can help make CLU a place where 
we all belong. " 

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2003 

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September 24 


10:10 a.m. 

Rotaract Meeting 

Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 


September 25 



10 p.m. 


September 26 

Family Weekend 


Friday Eucharist 

Meditation Chapel 
12 p.m. 

Club Lu: Comedy Sports 

9 p.m. 


September 27 

Family Weekend 

Regal Soccer vs. Whittier College 

Soccer Field 
11 a.m. 

Kingsmen Soccer vs. Whittier College 

Soccer Field J^ 

2 p.m. ^) 


September 28 

Family Weekend 


Family Weekend Worship 

10 a.m. 

Intramural Flag Football 
North Field 
12 p.m. 

Lord of Life Potluck & Worship Service 

5 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 

8 p.m. 


September 29 

Regal Soccer vs. VC Santa Cruz 

Soccer Field 
1 p.m. 

Kingsmen Soccer vs. UC Santa Cruz 

Soccer Field 
3 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 

6:30 p.m. lC\fl 

ASCLU-G RHA Meeting f+ j| 
Nygreen 1 J ' " 

8:30 p.m. 


September 30 


Brown Bag Series 

Women's Resource Center 
12 p.m. 

Discover Your Career Options 

Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

Regals Volleyball vs. U. of Redlands 

7:30 p.m. 



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Septembber 24. 2003 


The Echo 3 

Athletic facility update 

By Brian Roberts 


CLU is moving closer to the re- 
ality of its new athletics complex on 
North Campus with its $80 million 
"Now is the Time Campaign." 

So what about the campaign? 
Students have been gone for almost 
four months now; where is CLU at 
right now with their North Campus 

It is further along than most stu- 
dents probably think. 

"We have 65 of the 80 million 
dollars that the campaign is aiming 
for," says Bruce Bryde, director of 
athletics. "We have the public hear- 
ing with the city coming up, and 
then we'll get an idea of when we 
can start." 

The hearing Mr. Bryde is refer- 
ring to is the public hearing the 
university has with the Thousand 
Oaks Planning Commission in No- 

"There have been changes made 
to our original plans," Bryde said. 
"Significant enough that the city 
has to call another hearing. They 
have their certain way of doing 
these things." 

The changes were made to the 

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Site where the new athletics comlpex will be built. 

original design sports facility. 

At this point, all of the univer- 
sity's plans for the start up of the 
North Campus rides on what the 
commission and city have to say 
about their new changes. 

If everything goes well at 

the hearing in November, CLU 
is eyeing a Feb. — March date for 
the official North Campus ground 
breaking. However, how long after 
ground breaking would the facility 
actually be up and running? 

"After ground breaking, we 

are looking at a 16-month project 
from foundation to occupancy for 
the Sports Facility," said Valerie 
Crooks, facility in house engineer. 
"After that, we'll just go from one 
part of the project to the other." 

The North Campus includes 
many different sports structures, 
one for almost every sport on cam- 
pus. Included in the project are the 
new baseball and soccer fields, 
the two-story, 96,000-square foot 
sports facility which includes a 
new gym for volleyball, basketball 
and intramurals and a new fitness 
center. A swimming pool and track 
and field round out the plans for the 
entire North Campus. 

"We plan to grow the new soccer 
field from seed and have that ready 
for next year's season," Crooks 
said. "From there, it's on to the 
baseball stadium and sports facility 
with roads and parking included." 

All that stands in the univer- 
sity's way is the public hearing 
in November. Even with these 
obstacles in the way, though, the 
school is still optimistic about the 
new venture. 

"Once this is approved by the 
city we can get started," Bryde said. 
"These processes just take time." 

Ten new professors added to CLU staff 

By Heather Peterson 


10 new professors have joined 
California Lutheran University this 
year, including Dr. Michele Le Blanc, 
Dr. Nandra Perry, Professor Daniel 
Restuccio and Dr. Daniel Valadez. 

Le Blanc has come to CLU af- 
ter teaching full time at Pepperdine 
University and working part time 
in a clinical research position at the 
Biomechanics Laboratory at the West 
Los Angeles VA Hospital. Le Blanc 
received her doctorate from Indiana 

Le Blanc said she is really enjoy- 
ing her new position as assistant pro- 
fessor of exercise science and sports 
medicine and mathematics. 

"I have an immediate sense of 

belonging and being able to make a 
difference," Le Blanc said. 

"Everyone I have met, from stu- 
dents to other faculty to staff to ad- 
ministration, has been very helpful, 
friendly and eager to help me become 
acclimated to CLU," Le Blanc said. In 
between teaching motor development, 
measurement and evaluation and pre- 
calculus, Le Blanc likes to spend as 
much time with her family as she can. 

"Our daughter Madeline, 'Maddy,' 
is almost a year old now and every day 
is an adventure with her," Le Blanc 

Perry received her bachelor's de- 
gree summa cum laude from Samford 
University, and she recently graduated 
with a doctorate from the University 
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. CLU 
is her first full-time academic teaching 
job. She came to CLU because "it felt 

like a good fit." Perry also enjoys the 
friendly atmosphere of CLU. 

Perry is the assistant professor of 
English and is teaching Shakespeare, 
survey of British literature in the 
1700s, and English 111. She has a 
3-month- old daughter and is teaching 
her three classes, which doesn't leave 
much spare time for hobbies. 

"I can't comment on which is my 
favorite class," Perry said. 

Restuccio is an instructor in the 
multimedia department. A student in 
one of his classes at Moorpark College 
told him about CLU's great multime- 
dia department. When he came to 
check it out, he was hired. 

Restuccio is an alumnus of Syra- 
cuse University and has educational 
experience at London Polytechnic In- 
stitute and the New School for Social 
Research. He has also worked with 

major corporations like Walt Disney 
Imagineering, Citicorp and AT&T. 

Valadez is a native of Southern 
California, so coming to CLU "is like 
a return home for me." Dr. Valadez 
has prior teaching experience at North 
Carolina State University, Pennsylva- 
nia State University, the University 
of North Carolina and the University 
of Washington. He enjoys teaching 
at CLU after being at so many larger 

"I like the atmosphere of CLU... 
it's more of a teaching atmosphere," 
Valadez said. "I like the friendliness 
and smallness of the institution." 

As the associate professor of edu- 
cation, Valadez is teaching research 
methods. In his spare time, the Uni- 
versity of California, Santa Barbara 
alumnus enjoys camping and watching 
his children play sports. 

Academic Advising Center changes name 

By Kaytie St. Pierre 


No longer can students go to the 
Academic Advising Office for counsel- 
ing. This summer the Academic Advising 
Center changed its name to The Center for 
Academic Resources (CAR). 

"Our main goal is to reach every 
student where they are and help them to 
succeed in school," Catherine Ward, the 
director of CAR, said. 

"We want to empower students to do 
what they need to do, enabling them to 
mature in their academic career." 

New services of the center include 
coordinating tutoring, providing success 
workshops and study sessions, advising 
students on probation and suspension, 
registration for summer transfer students, 
faculty development, and working with 
students with disabilities. 

"We are mainly offering services to 
help with general study skills," Kristina 
Raffaniello, a student employee of CAR. 
"Students are always wondering about the 
requirements for graduation and classes for 
their major. Now our office and website 
include every form you need." 

The main reason for the change is that 
the office no longer provides advising for 

students. All students must meet with a 
faculty advisor for schedule questions. 

"Our focus is no longer on advising, 
but more on assisting with academic situ- 
ations," said Madeline Sheedy, study skills 
and testing coordinator for CAR. "This 
change enables us, in this office, to focus 
of success, and provide help so students 
have consistent advising from their faculty 

Part of this road to success includes 
the program for Students with Disabilities, 
which includes all types of learning dis- 
abilities. The staff provides study skills, 
advising workshops and tutoring. 

"All students are successful," Valeri 

Cirino-Paez, coordinator for students with 
disabilities, said. "Students with learning 
disabilities are very successful. Just be- 
cause they have a disability, does not mean 
that student can't be successful. Many 
people with disabilities make great contri- 
butions to society." 

The office is located in the back of 
the library and provides services Monday 
through Friday from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. 

"We provide the resources and tools 
for the students to be successful," Cirino- 
Paez said. "It is up to the student to apply 
the tools. I like to tell the students that 
we are a team, but the student is the team 

4 The Echo 


Septembber 24, 2003 

P.B. plans Homecoming 

By Jennifer Pfautch 


The Programs Board met monday to 
discuss Club Lu and other CLU events. 

"It was a different group of people 
than those who usually attend ClubLu, 
there were a lot of new faces," said Sara 
Placas, concerning the turnout for Cali- 
fornia Lutheran's night at Cisco's for last 
week's Club Lu. 

"There were a lot of freshman, and 
it was a great turn out for that group of 
people." said CJ Kridner. 

"Cisco's was good, 1 had fun. All-in- 
all, Cisco's was another successful event 
planned by Programs Board," said Micah 
Naruo, who was in charge of planning the 

Jacqueline Gressman provided details 
about Cosmic Bowling. It will be held at 
an alley in Camarillo on Oct. 17 from 9 
p.m. to II p.m. The committee is tossing 
around several ideas for a theme, includ- 
ing, "High School Night" where students 
could sport any attire that shows their 
high school's name, mascot or colors, 
"Pajama Night," or "Twin Night." A vote 
will be taken in weeks to follow. 

Details of Homecoming were dis- 
cussed in the Sept. 15 meeting. The 
theme for the Homecoming week will be, 
"Scream Week." and Homecoming will 
be held at Dukes in Malibu on Oct. 31. 
The theme will be "The Maliboo Ball." 

"Its exciting. This weekend [the 
ASCLU retreat], we'll be spending a lot 
of time on those themes," said Courtney 
Parks, Programs Board Director. 

Both Robby Larson, director of 
student programs, and Robert Boland, 
ASCLU president, addressed the incident 
that took place on Sept. 13 when two 
CLU houses were entered by an unidenti- 

fied man. 

Boland and Larson both said that 
Security would escort any student across 
campus. If students need an escort, they 
can dial 3911 and a security officer or 
student will be there as soon as possible. 
Larson encouraged students to be aware 
of their surroundings and warned of be- 
ing lulled into a false sense of security 
because of the safety that Thousand Oaks 
provides. Larson encourages any student 
to report suspicious persons to security. 

"Security would rather go check it 
out and it be nothing than not and it be 
something," Larson said. 

Senate and RHA discuss CLU safety 

By Heather Hoyt 


In light of the breach of security on 
campus 10 days ago, CLU's Residence 
Hall Association meeting began by dis- 
cussing how they could make the halls 
safer. Angela Naginey. RHA advisor and 
director of Residence Life, took an infor- 
mal poll to see who at the RHA meeting, 
had a problem with any of the locks on the 
doors in their halls. 

"There are work orders already pend- 
ing for many of the complaints, but we 

want to make sure all of the doors are 
working properly," Naginey said. Students 
were encouraged not to let just anyone 
knocking on the door in the halls. Students 
should not be afraid to ask who they are 
and whom they are there to see. 

CLU's annual Family Weekend will 
be on Friday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, 
Sept. 28. 

In th RHA meeting, Robert Boland 
told the group about an opportunity open 
to all students. Pastor Reg Schultz-Aker- 
son, head of church relations on campus 
needs three students that will represent the 
student body on the Convocator's Board. 

Interested students need to be able to serve 
on the board for two years. 

RHA voted on and approved Boland's 
appointment of Becky Badertscher, Matt 
Broussard, Casey Jones and Grant Toland 
to the University Hearing Board for the 
2003-2004 school year. 

Alcohol Awareness Week will be on 
Nov. 10-Nov. 14. RHA began brainstorm- 
ing last week about ideas for the programs 
through out the week. AAW uses a com- 
bination, passive and active programs to 
inform and educate the students on alco- 
hol- related issues. This year, RHA plans 
to bring back the crashed cars they had on 

campus a couple of years ago because they 
feel that those had a great impact and re- 
ally got through to the students about the 
dangers of drinking and driving. They also 
tossed around the idea of doing an "Every 
15 Minutes..." program to describe the 
enormity of lives lost to drunk driving. 
The passive programs will be centered 
around the flagpole, as that is the most 
highly traveled area. 

For information about family weekend 
or any other events, contact the office of 
Student Programs at (805) 493-3302 or by 
email at 

ASCLU election winners, continued 

Mount Clef Programmer, Ryan Michaelson 
said, "f will work hard for Ml. Clef so that 
we '11 have some of the best activities ever. " 

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Thompson Hall Marketer, Katie Scherling 
said, "I will be eager and willing to learn 
new methods of effective leadership to suc- 
cessfully carry out the duties of this position. ' 

Kevin Jussel said ' 7 look forward to dedi- 
cating much of my time and energy to the 
senate position. I 'mjust really excited and 
looking forward to getting involved at CLU." 

Elected officals whose photographs 
not available had this to say about the 
2003-04 year. 

Senior Programs Board, Lissa Mer- 
rill said, "I have a passion for Cal Lu that 
hasn't yet run out." 

Apartments/Kramer/Houses President, 
Stephanie Snyder said, "For all of you 
'Super' seniors, don't you want a year to 
remember? I think 1 am up to that task and 
would like the chance to prove it to you!" 

Apartment/Kramer/Houses Program- 
mer, Kate Fomaca said, "I want AKH to 
still have the community feelings [of other 
residence halls] and I want to provide pro- 
grams that will bring them together." 

Thompson Hall President, Kyle 
Schantz said, "I want to be an ambassador 
between the RA's and students and try to 
make life better for the students." 

Sophomore Senator, Kacey Brackney: 
"1 hope to improve study abroad options 
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September 24, 2003 


The Echo 5 

Brown Bag features Viking churches 

By Kristina Sterling 

Staff Writer 

A slideshow of Scandinavian artifacts 
and present and ancient Viking churches 
was shown at the Women's Resource 
Center on Tuesday, Sept. 16, kicking off 
this semesters Brown Bag lecture series. 
The presentation was given by Dr. Fred 
Tonsing, a former CLU professor who 
taught the New Testament and Greek 
before retiring in August this year. 

Tonsing, who is of Scandinavian 
decent, has been very involved in the 
Scandinavian affairs that occur on 
campus and in the community. Tons- 
ing showed the group slides of unique 
churches, some of which were located in 
other countries like Norway and Sweden 
and some in this country. He also showed 

Scandinavian art that has Mediterranean 
influences. One of the slides showed the 
layout of the spiritual places around the 
churches. A "things mound," located 
near the church, is where the people 
would meet and talk about problems of 
ancient Scandinavia. 

"The importance of these buildings 
is not only the architecture and decora- 
tion, but that for 900 years they have 
been the spiritual home for generations 
of Christians, 1 ' Tonsing said. "They are 
so interesting in their own worth. 
intriguing. They represent not only aes- 
thetic space but sacred space." 

Many of the community members 
were of Scandinavian background or 
were just interested in the unique styles 
of the churches. Richard Londgren, the 
director of CLU's Scandinavian Cul- 
tural Center and former president of the 

Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific 
Lutheran University, attended the lecture 
with his wife because they were very in- 
terested in the styles of the churches and 
how they reflected the Viking ships. 

"We had visited some of the churches 
from the slideshow in Rapid City, South 
Dakota. I was intrigued by the wood 
being preserved for so long," Londgren 

The preservation of the churches is 
very important, because many of them 
are built of wood. Of the 1,500 churches 
built in Norway, less than one-third were 
built of stone. If the wood churches were 
built straight into the ground, they are 
likely to rot very quickly. 

Tonsing showed a picture of a church 
from Borgund, Norway. It was built in 
1150 in Sogn, then moved to Fantoft in 
1883. The church bumed to the ground 

in 1992 but was rebuilt two years later 
in 1994, using old materials and tech- 

These Scandinavian Viking churches 
have much meaning for the people who 
use them as worship places and those 
who just admire the craftsmanship it took 
to build them, Tonsing said. 

"Through the long, cold, dark winters, 
they carved. Here they were baptized, here 
they were married and here they were bur- 
ied," Tonsing said. 

The Brown Bag Series takes place 
every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the 
Women's Resource Center, E building. 
Next week's talk, Sept. 23, will be on "The 
District of Columbia Rape Crisis Center", 
given by CLU senior Michelle Taylor. 

The Brown Bag schedule can be 
found at 

Red Bull challenges CLU Alumni 

By Kelly Jones 
Staff Writer 

CLU's alumni team "California 
Cheese" participated in the Flugtag, 
or 'flying day." event at the Santa 
Monica pier last Saturday, Sept. 20. 
Participants in the event, which was 
sponsored by the energy drink Red 
Bull, attempted to fly human-powered, 
human-built machines off the pier. The 
goal was to fly farther than the other 


"Someone who exemplifies the 
Red Bull spirit is someone who is in- 
novative, creative, is full of energy, is 
business oriented yet relaxed and has 
an alternative side to them," said Lyssa 
Merrill, Red Bull representative to 
California Lutheran University. 

"California Cheese" members 
included Moises Bada, Sarah Kent, 
Luz Martinez, Chad Lillian and Dave 
Broadbent. The team of alumni built a 
mousetrap with wings for the event. 

Bada, the pilot, wore a mouse suit. 
The other members of the team wore 
cat suits. Bada piloted the machine 
while the other team members chased 
him into the water. Though "California 
Cheese" did not place in the top three, 
it was a successful day for the team. 

"The event was so exciting. People 
were full of energy about there in- 
ventions and it was felt through out 
the crowd," said sophomore Jessica 

The Red Bull Challenge began in 

Austria in 1991 and made its United 
States debut in October 2002. Par- 
ticipants' flying machines must be less 
than 30 feet wide and weigh less than 
450 pounds. 

The grand prize winner was the 
team "When Pigs Fly" from Newport 
Beach, Calif. Each team was judged on 
three criteria: creativity, distance and 
showmanship. "When Pigs Fly" flew 
22 feet off the Santa Monica pier and 
won the grand prize of a pilot's training 
course or the equivalent, $7,500. 


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September 24, 2003 

Campus Quotes 

What do you think of the recall? 

Laurie Trow, English, class of 2006 
"1 think the recall is good because Califor- 
nia is in need of change and a new leader." 

Simon Lozano, psychology, class of 2005 

"The recall has turned into California's 
new reality television show." 

Brittany Carr, psychology, class of 2007 

"It's a big game that has made a mockery of 
the California state government." 

Chris Howard, social science, class of 

"The recall has been blown out of propor- 

' &&" 

Steve Augustyn. multimedia, class of 2006 

"I think there should be a recall because 
Davis hasn't been doing a good job." 

ShirineGhafouri,psychology, class of 2004 Michelle Bradfield, communication/ 

"Personally I think it gives California a chance to sociology, class of 2004 

see improvement, since Davis didn't seem to be "I do not think there should be a recall be- 

doingmuch." cause we elected Davis to full term." 

Campus Quotes are compiled by Michael Cabral 

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22 Deep hole 

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42 Jump 

24 6th scale note 

4 Surprise 

44 Pork food 

25 Association (abbr.) 

8 Huff and puff 

47 Moon 

26 Listen to 

12 Ran into 

51 Gorilla 

27 Native of Arabia 

1 3 Mexican coin 

52 Surprise 

28 Village in Ireland 

14 Leeward side 

53 Disagreeable responsibility 

29 Tip of grass 

1 5 Indicates mountain 

54 Scottish river 

30 Age 

16 Rising above 

55 Left 

32 University 

18 Subscribe again 

56 Catches 

33 Total 

20 Feel (p.t ) 

57 Final 

36 Spanish yes 

21 Near 

37 Plunder 

22 Afghanistan coin 


38 Arched building 

23 Biblical king 

1 Word for love 

40 Bird claw 

27 Ocean (abbr.) 

2 At this place 

41 Northeast state (abbr ) 

29 To feel ill 

3 Lacking tone 

43 Elevated railway 

30 Rub out 

4 Cast out 

44 First lady Truman 

31 Egyptian sun god 

5 Message (abbr ) 

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32 Hundredweight (abbr) 

6 Needed 

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September 24, 2003 

The Echo 7 

'Davey and Goliath' is back 

By Karly Wilhelm 

Arts and Features Editor 

The show has been labeled a "pop cul- 
ture icon," talked about on "Mad TV," "The 
Simpsons" and "Friends," but not very 
many people have heard about it. "Davey 
and Goliath," the stop-motion animation 
show that began in 1960 and is founded 
by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in 
America, is back. The new documentary 
"Oh Davey ... History of the 'Davey and 
Goliath' Television Series" was aired at 
California Lutheran University last Sunday, 
the only screening in the Los Angeles area. 

The show features a little boy named 

Davey and his talking dog, Goliath. 
Through mishaps and adventures, the boy 
and his dog learn about God's love for them 
and others. ELCA intends to bring the show 
back to television. 

"It's time to bring these messages to 
children. Parents want it [and] children need 
it," said Eric Shafer, director of ELC A's de- 
partment of communication. 

The show started when Franklin Fry, 
the president of the United Lutheran Church 
in America, set aside $1 million in order to 
fund a future television program. By 1959, 
one year later. Art and Ruth Clokey, creators 
of "The Adventures of Gumby," created 
"Davey and Goliath." 

" We got the idea from the church, they 

wanted a family [show]. They suggested a 
boy and a girl and a father and a mother," 
said Art Clokey. 

By the early 1960s, episodes were 
given, free of charge, to around 200 tele- 
vision stations in North America. Shows 
were soon translated into Spanish, Dutch 
and Portuguese. The show stressed God's 
love for children with a nondenominational 
emphasis. By 1970, ULCA had merged with 
other churches and created Lutheran Church 
in America. Davey and Goliath signed on 
for a total of 65 episodes which included 
lessons on racial tolerance, charity, com- 
munity and God's love. 

The show itself was a laborious pro- 
cess. The characters of Davey, Goliath 

and his family were made from puppets. 
The clothes, the sets and the props were 

"One animator, working eight hours 
in a day, was lucky if he got 20 seconds of 
animation," Ruth Clokey said. 

A one-hour television special, "Davey 
and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas," is 
near completion and scheduled to air in 
2004. This special, which features a new 
Jewish and Muslim character, will center on 
religious tolerance. 

"[It] won't be uncontroversial [but] 
Davey is always about God's love," Shafter 

"Davey and Goliath," the series, will 
appear on television in 2005 or 2006. 

BJ's review: It's more than Pizookie 

By Tessa Woody 
Staff Writer 

The second I walked in, I could tell 
this was a popular establishment. The 
restaurant was lively. I was greeted im- 
mediately with a friendly smile. As I was 
seated, the host inquired if I had dined with 
BJ's before. He continued to explain that 
BJ's was not only a restaurant but they also 
handcraft their own beer and root beer. 
The music was upbeat, and the decor is 
fun. It is decorated with warm wood and 
red brick with BJ's Beer Brand graphics 
and mirrors adorning the walls. They also 
have a gigantic big screen television above 
the bar area, as well as televisions located 

throughout the restaurant. 

My dining experience began with an 
energetic server ready to take my beverage 
order. I start to explore the menu. There 
are so many items to choose from. I de- 
cide to go with a classic half sandwich and 
my choice of soup or salad. They allow 
you to choose your sandwich from seven 
different options. I opted for a half of a 
BBQ chicken sandwich and a house salad. 
Included with the sandwiches is your 
choice between a giant baked potato or 
seasoned wedge-cut french fries. 

I didn't have to wait long for my salad 
to arrive. A soft, French roll accompanied 
the salad. Perfect timing! As soon as I 
finished my salad, the rest of my lunch 
arrived. Talk about generous portions, my 

plate was covered with a heaping mound 
of hot wedge-cut French fries and my half 
of BBQ chicken sandwich. The sandwich 
was served on a soft roll with tender chick- 
en, BBQ sauce, lettuce and tomatoes. 

Now the moment I was waiting for, 
dessert! I ordered the famous Pizookie. It 
is a freshly baked cookie, served in its own 
deep dish, topped with two scoops of va- 
nilla bean ice cream. Again, more choices. 
Do I want chocolate chunk, white chocolate 
macadamia nut, peanut butter or oatmeal 
raisin? The server lets me know they do 
make them so you can order half and half. 
I breathe a sigh of relief and go with the 
chocolate chunk and the white chocolate 
macadamia nut Pizookie. Who says you 

can't have the best of both worlds? I also 
notice in the menu that for every Pizookie 
purchased, BJ's makes a donation to the 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Not only am I 
feeding my soul I am also contributing to a 
good cause. The Pizookie is fresh and hot. 
with the ice cream slowly melting on top. I 
hate to admit it, but I polished it off without 
hesitation. It was delicious. 

BJ's Brewery is a lively gathering 
place for those of all ages. The prices are 
extremely reasonable for the generous por- 
tions received. For those 2 1 and over they 
offer an array of beer, wine and liquors. In 
addition, they offer happy hour; half price 
appetizers and specials on certain beers 
and liquors. 

Band 'Eisley' has a familiar tune 

SyMichael Cabral 
Staff Writer 

In a melodramatic mood? If the 
answer is "no," don't bother to check 
out up-and-coming band Eisley's debut 
album "Laughing City" (Record Collec- 
tion). Without a single upbeat song, this 
album could put the most excitable person 
to sleep. 

Eisley is a young band from Texas 
composed of sisters Chauntelle (guitar), 
Sherri (guitar) and Stacy (keyboard) 
DuPree. brother Weston Dupree (drums); 
and John Wilson (bass). The oldest Du- 
pree sibling is in her early 20s, which 

gives one an idea of how young the band 
really is. 

Eisley consists of a group of kids who 
say on their website that the name of their 
band has no meaning; it's just a name. 
Does this mean that its lyrics lack mean- 
ing as well? 

After seeing its eye-catching cover 
sticker reading "On tour with Coldplay," 
I expected more than one good song. Un- 
fortunately, the five-track album "Laugh- 
ing City" failed to deliver. The first 
song on the album, "Wasn't Prepared," 
might as well have been the last. The 
remaining four songs ("Telescope Eyes," 
"Tree Tops," "Over the Mountains" and 
"Laughing City") were a blur of tired lyr- 

ics mixed with the slow strumming of the 
same three chords. 

Eisley is just a lesser version of The 
Cranberries, belonging to the generation 
of early '90s soft rock. 

To put out an album with five songs 
and to be on tour with British pop group 
Coldplay indicates promise but the album 
came as a real shock to me. Some bands 
who are not even signed to a record label 
have more to offer than Eisley. 

Perhaps if the album included more 
lively songs, it would be more enjoyable. 
Not all music has to be motivational, but 
the only thing Eisley motivated me to 
do was shut the door. I was probably ir- 
ritating my neighbors with the same five 


The lyrics do not stand out; there is 
more of an attempt to be artistic and sym- 
bolic than to just make sense. The vocals 
sung by Sherri and Stacy Dupree get old 
after five minutes. The guitar chords are 
basic; beginners could play most of the 
chords. Because all the music is slow, the 
bass and drums really don't have a chance 
to be effective; they just sink into the 
background behind the piano and guitars. 

Good music, even if it's slow and 
calming, will leave you with a line or 
verse stuck in your head. This album 
leaves you with nothing more than a rea- 
son to turn off the CD player. 

Fall Plav Preview 

By Mary Bell Lopez 


This fall the California Lutheran University com- 
munity will see, for the first time ever, student-directed 
Black Boxes, including an original script called "Blue- 
berry Pie" written by junior Bri Hervey. 

"It will be interesting to see how the Black Boxes 
turn out because they are being student directed, and 
that has never been done before. It will be exciting," 
said sophomore Liz Heathcoat. 

Appearing on the main stage this October will be 
"The Tragedy of Tragedies, the Life and Death of Tom 
Thumb," starring senior Jaime McEnnan and directed 
by drama professor Michael Arndt. 

"Tom Thumb will be technically difficult to put 
together, but will be amazing once it is finished," said 
sophomore Lyssa Jacobsen. 

The lineup for this spring is expected to be equally 
intriguing as the lineup for this fall. 

"Isabella Met a Fella," will be an Italian-style 
disco version of "Hamlet" with an original musical 
score written by drama professor Ken Gardner. 

Also to be produced this spring is "Don Juan in 
Hell," directed by drama professor James Carey. 

"There are a lot of original shows; it is going to 
be an interesting year for the drama department. There 
aren't any of your usual run of the mill productions. 
It will be exciting to see the results. Come and see for 
yourself!", said McEnnan. 

Dates and times for many of the performances 
are yet to be announced. "The Tragedy of Tragedies" 
will be performed in the Preus-Brandt Forum at 8 p.m. 
on Oct. 30, Oct. 3 1 , Nov. 1 , Nov. 6, Nov. 7 and Nov. 8. 
It will performed at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. 

Come to 
Club Lu 
Friday at 

9:00 p.m. 


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September 24, 2003 

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December 17, 2003 

Patriot Act is a disservice 

By Brett Rowland 

In this great country of ours, where 
a small super-rich minority rules the 
rest of us like kings, it is not surpris- 
ing that something like the Patriot Act 
passed 45 days after Sept. 1 1 with few 

The support of the Patriot Act was 
so overwhelming that only 67 legisla- 
tors opposed: one senator and 66 con- 
gressmen. The act passed in the Senate 
without a single hearing or discussion. 

It is a foul day indeed when so few 
of our elected officials are willing to 
take a stand to protect our basic civil 
liberties. And on the foulest of days, 
it is our duty as citizens to rise up and 
fight back, not in any mean or military 
sense, but with tools of civil disobedi- 
ence made popular by real American 
heroes like Ralph Waldo Emerson. 
Henry David Thoreau and Martin Lu- 
ther King, Jr. 

The Patriot Act gives the govern- 
ment broad and sweeping powers that 
defile our constitutional rights in ap- 
palling ways. This act all but repeals 
the Fourth Amendment, which protects 
Americans from illegal and intrusive 
searches and seizures. For example. 
Section 215 of the Patriot Act expands 

"It is a foul day indeed 
when so few of our 
elected officials are 
willing to take a stand 
to protect our basic civil 

Brett Rowland 

the government's ability to collect re- 
cords from third parties. 

What does this mean for us as 
citizens? It means the government, 
without a search warrant or probable 
cause, can get access to lists of movies 
we rent, books we read, people we call 
and purchases we've made. If those 
weren't bad enough, it can also collect 
our most personal medical information 
from the doctors we visit. 

In addition to being able to search 
our records in such an intrusive fashion, 
the government can do this in secret. It 
is not required to notify the citizen, and 
the third parties from whom they col- 
lect records are sworn to secrecy. Yes, 
our supermarkets, video stores, librar- 
ies and doctors have been turned into 
government spies. 

This, however, is just the tip of a 
foul-smelling, liberty-eroding iceberg. 
The government can also secretly 

search a citizen's house or business. 

This throws out hundreds of years 
of common law and gives the govern- 
ment the power to search a citizen's 
property without notification before or 
after such a search. Such notification 
is part of the due process granted to 
Americans by the Fifth Amendment. 

Furthermore, the Patriot Act sus- 
pends the writ of habeas corpus for 
approximately 20 million non-citizens 
currently living and working in the 
United States. This means that foreign- 
ers can be held in jail indefinitely with- 
out ever being charged of a crime, see- 
ing a lawyer or having a trial. Clearly, 
laws like this are a throwback to the 
dark ages of American history (namely 
the Civil War and Japanese internment 
camps during World War II). 

Americans who like privacy and 
liberty would do well to heed to the 
plea of historian and social activist 
Howard Zinn, who said, "We need to 
engage in whatever nonviolent actions 
appeal to us. There is no act too small, 
no act too bold. The history of social 
change is the history of millions of ac- 
tions, small and large, coming together 
at critical points to create a power that 
governments cannot suppress. We find 
ourselves today at one of those critical 

Calif, recall: Who to vote for? 

By Brian Roberts 

I am a junior communication ma- 
jor who lived in Las Vegas, Nev. for 
practically all his life. I am a Repub- 
lican (a Republican from Vegas? Yeah, 
figure that one out) and the president of 
the Republican Club at CLU. 

More importantly, I am a conserva- 
tive. I may have checked "R" on my 
registration form, but that does not 
mean I am a Kool-Aid drinker for the 
Republican Party and follow every- 
thing they do. 

Because of my party affiliation, 
I have been approached many times 
over the past few weeks and asked 
where I stand on the whole Califor- 
nia recall election. To be honest with 

you, I really don't care. I am not from 
this state; therefore, I'm not going to 
sit here and spout off figures of what 
Gray Davis did or did not do. Don't 
get me wrong; I know a lot of them. I 
think anyone who lives in California at 
least knows some. I will, however, say 
that California brought this upon itself. 
Take note: This is what happens when 
people go to the polls uninformed. 

Davis should not have been voted 
back into office because of the many 
crises this state suffered under his su- 
pervision. Voters must educate them- 
selves about the issues. They shouldn't 
head to the polls on Election Day just 
to do their part for the community. It 
doesn't help if you are voting blindly. 
Don't support a politician just because 
of the "D" or "R" located in front of his 
or her name. 

"You shouldn't be 
headed to the polls on 
Election Day just to do 
your part. It doesn't help 
if you are voting blindly." 

Brian Roberts 

We all know Davis needs to be 
tossed out. If or when you go to the 
polls on Oct. 7, remember one thing: 
Vote for someone besides Davis. I am 
not going to promote any one candi- 
date, but as long as the candidate fixes 
this state's problem, everyone should 
be happy. 

Got a question or just plain 
want to yell at me? E-mail 


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Ticketmaster: The next eBay? 

By Devon Bostock 
Staff Writer 

If you're planning on buying tick- 
ets to a concert in the near future, you 
may be involved in an online auction. 

That's right. Ticketmaster, the 
world's leading ticketing company, 
has decided that auctioning is the way 
of the future. Who can blame them 
with the stunning success of online 
auction companies such as eBay 
and Their website,, is presently 
one of the largest e-commerce sites on 
the Internet. 

According to its site, Ticketmaster, 
in conjunction with venues, promoters 
and artists, will soon begin auctioning 
off tickets for selected shows. 

Ticketmaster states, "Our auction 
product allows venues, promoters and 
artists to sell tickets directly to fans 
at a fair market price." The seats will 
generally be the best ones and will be 
decided on by the venues and artists 


At first glance, it looks like a good 
plan, and in a business sense, pure ge- 
nius. The ticketing giant sold around 
95 million tickets last year, pulling in 
more than $4 billion in revenue. 

I doubt that this new system will 
increase the amount of tickets sold, 
but I would guess that it will increase 
revenues at least somewhat, if not dras- 

Ticketmaster claims that by auc- 
tioning off the best seats to choice 
events, tickets will be more accessible 
to the general public; that is, people 
like me and you who either don't want 
to pay face value for a ticket or simply 
cannot afford to. 

They claim that by starting the auc- 
tions below face value, more tickets 
will wind up in the hands of fans rather 
than scalpers or other third parties who 
charge consumers outrageous prices. 

In general, scalpers buy many of 
the better seats and then resell them 
for a lot more than the original price. 
Keeping that in mind, the system 

seems fair. 

I am hesitant to believe, though, 
that this system was designed for my 

Ticketmaster, which has a monop- 
olistic hold on the venue market in this 
country (that is, it has exclusive ticket- 
ing deals with many venues), has never 
once seemed concerned for my wallet. 

When I have purchased tickets 
through Ticketmaster in the past, the 
fees for using their service were almost 
as much as the tickets themselves. 
There is a service fee, shipping and 
handling fees, a convenience fee, and 
of course, parking fees. 

I will admit that its service is con- 
venient, but in most cases I have to 
use it, as there is no other alternative 
except not to go to the show in the first 

Each time I have tried to use eBay 
to purchase tickets "below face value," 
the auction price skyrockets and I 
would be better off buying from Tick- 
etmaster. This, to me, is a very interest- 
ing dilemma. 

"Our auction product 
allows venues, 
promoters and artists 
to sell tickets directly 
to fans at a fair market 


It seems that all Ticketmaster is 
trying to do is cut out the middleman 
so that all the money goes to them. I 
don't blame them for wanting to make 
more money, but it just seems like they 
have lost sight of the most important 
thing of all: the customers. 

I'm sure this will lead to more 
fees in the future as well. I don't know 
about you, but "auction fee" really 
flows off my tongue. 

In any case, I would imagine soon 
we might have to compete in auctions 
for every ticket to every show without 
any real money-saving benefits. 

Remembering 9/11: Two years later 

By Brian Roberts 

Last Saturday night while I was 
channel surfing, 1 stopped on PBS to 
watch a documentary showing the 
events of 9/1 1. 

Little did I know how much I had 
forgotten what went on during that hor- 
rific day more than two years ago. 

For the first time ever, I saw bodies 
falling from the flaming buildings and 
landing on the ground below. I know 
that sounds grim to a lot of you, and it 
is probably hard to read, but that has 
become our new reality. 

TV stations often will not show 
the carnage because they do not want 
to offend anyone. However, without 
these images, people forget why we are 
fighting this war in the first place, and 

why our troops are stationed in many 
different regions across the globe. 

I'm not asking the networks to 
showcase the 9/1 1 catastrophes on the 
news every night. However, when it 
comes time for the anniversary I wish 
we never had to reflect on, we need to 
be reminded of what really happened 
that day, not just to give our troops 
or President Bush support, but also to 
honor and remember the horror those 
people must have felt. 

Our nation has been changed dras- 
tically, by war and by the state of our 
economy over the past two years. One 
thing is for sure: we still have not re- 
covered from 9/11 and probably never 

It's not our president's fault. He 
did the best he could and better than 
anyone else who wasn't in his shoes 
that day. 

When I hear people say the 
economy is not up to par right now, or 
that we. are at war for no reason, they 
always seem to blame Bush. Did we all 
forget that when he took office in early 
2001, he had a recession to deal with 
from our previous president? And that 
within seven months, he delivered the 
nation from it? 

The economy now is a direct reflec- 
tion of the uncertainty this nation has 
felt since 9/11, not of our president. 

No president wishes upon himself 
or his administration a war with anoth- 
er country. Bush did not want to go to 
war with Afghanistan or Iraq, despite 
what your mom, dad or professors 
have told you. We can negotiate with 
countries, but we cannot negotiate with 
terrorists. There was no way around 
this for Bush. 

If he sat back and did nothing, we 

would have had many more attacks on 
this country. And to date, since 9/11, 
we have had zero. 

All attempts were foiled by the 
FBI or Homeland Security. Bush is 
simply showing other nations and 
rogue factions that your actions have 
consequences when you attack this 
land of ours. 

"Peace through strength" was a 
phrase coined by President Ronald 
Reagan in the 1980s, and it still rings 
true today. We let our guard down for 
a good majority of the 1990s, and we 
paid for it dearly. 

The state of our nation is still un- 
stable, but for the most part, we are 
doing pretty well with what we were 
handed. Our president handled it the 
best he could, and 1 thank God that he 
put George W. Bush in office when he 
did and not someone else. 

Violence against violence: Ending the cycle 

By Jon Acquisti 

Was 9/11 really two years ago? 
Didn't it seem like just yesterday that 
we all watched that horrific movie- 
like drama take place in New York, 
Washington DC and Pennsylvania? 
The word "terrorism" is thrown around 
today like it is the trendiest thing on 
the market. It sure costs enough — $87 
billion at the least, they say, they being 
Bush and his Republican community. 

Sometimes 1 think our govern- 
ment doesn't tell us the whole truth, 
only what it thinks we can handle. 
Since 9/11, I have been noticing more 
and more patriotic people, pets, cars, 
houses and even businesses. I find it 
funny how we buy our "patriotic" stuff 

from other countries. Was this tragedy 
actually put to good use, or has our 
response to such an event been just 
as disappointing as our preparation 
for it? 

It is amazing to think of what 
people must have gone through that 
day and every day thereafter. 

Thankfully, I have learned that 
time does go on. There is no stopping 
it; there is no hurrying it along. It is 
constantly changing every second. As 
humans, we are, too. 

In the past few days, I have found 
it hard not to think of the Americans 
who died that day. The only reason that 
they died was for being an American. It 
could have been any one of us. Thank- 
fully we lived, but we must not sit and 
do nothing. 

"Everyone has been 
given the ability to make 
choices. It is the choices 
that you make that define 
who you are." 

Jon Acquisti 

The reason for life is simple: enjoy 
it and use it for things you seek plea- 
surable. The only person in this world 
that you need to take responsibility for 
is yourself. Everyone has been given 
the ability to make choices. It is the 
choices you make that define you who 
you are. It is not what we say that mat- 
ters. It is what we do. 

Two years have come and gone and 
the war is far from over. In fact, this 
war has no end in sight. We are talking 
about changing the way people have 
been living for generations. To create 
peace in such a violent, hateful place 
must always be our goal, but it is 
hardly a reality. I say that we need to 
stop the violence in our country first 
before we try to fix the world. 

Some may say that Iraq is a 
bigger threat. I say that a violent 
act committed by an American on 
another American is just as horrific 
as a violent act toward anyone from 
another country. Humans are humans 
regardless of race or anything else 
that may define them. We have many 
problems in the "homeland" that 
need our $87 billion. 

10 The Echo 


September 24, 2003 

New coach guides young volleyball squad 

By Luke Patten 
Staff Writer 

The new volleyball coach at Cal Lu- 
theran, Greg Gibbons, brings with him a 
great deal of experience as both a player 
and coach. 

A native of Phoenix, Ariz. Gibbons 
went to school and played volleyball at 
Iowa State, graduating in 1997 with a de- 
gree in psychology. 

After his college days ended Gibbons 
began playing beach volleyball throughout 
the United States and then played for the 

Gibbons, 32, moved into the coaching 
ranks as a volunteer assistant for the junior 
national team at Zuma Bay. He eventually 
took over as head coach and currently has 
the team ranked number one in the Ventura 
and Santa Ba'rbara counties. 

Gibbons also holds head coaching po- 
sitions at Moorpark High School and West- 
lake High School. His stint at Westlake 
has been very successful with the team 

finishing second in the nation last season. 

The decision to come to CLU was an 
easy one for Gibbons. 

"Some people approached me on pos- 
sibly applying for the position, and once I 
found that it wasn't filled, I just threw my 
resume out," Gibbons said. "I wanted to 
stay in this community instead of going 
somewhere else because 1 like this com- 
munity. This is basically my home since 
I've been in California." 

Gibbons also liked a lot of what the 
school had to offer. 

"I like the history, I like the fact that 
this is a good academic institution and it's 
in a great area," Gibbons said. 

Sophomore co-captain Keely Smith 
said that Gibbons has done a lot to help 
this year's team. 

"He's very intense and a great organiz- 
er," Smith said. "He pushes us to the next 
level and helps us to take the next step." 

Gibbons said that one of the features 
that he particularly liked about this year's 
team was its youth. With no seniors and 
only two juniors, he feels that the team can 

very good this year and will only get better 
with time. 

"Our success comes 
from us being a team. 
Win or lose, we go down 
together and we win to- 

Greg Gibbons 
Head Volleyball Coach 

"My coaching staff and I can develop 
this team and bring it up the way we [want] 
with our own style," Gibbons said. "I'm 
basically just taking them from the ground 
up and developing them the way I [want] 

Gibbons said that the team's inexperi- 
ence has been more of a challenge for the 
players than for the coaches. 

"The pressure is more or less on them. 
We're asking them to mature a year quicker 
than what they would normally. Instead of 
us developing a freshman and sophomore 

and taking the time and molding them into 
it, we're trying to develop them while their 
getting the game skills at the same exact 
time," Gibbons said. 

With such a young team, one of the 
more important tasks for the coach is 
to bring everybody together as a single 
unit. So far. Gibbons has been making 
sure that everybody is getting to know one 
w another very well. 

"We do a lot of team functions like 
movie nights and team dinners, going 
to the football games," said sophomore 
Christie Barker. "We get along much bet- 
ter on and off the court now." 

Gibbons said that the team-building 
exercises have already started to pay divi- 

"You can see where our team is com- 
ing together as one, basically coming 
together as one heartbeat on the court," 
Gibbons said. "Our success comes from 
us being a team. Win or lose, we go down 
together and we win together. I think our 
team cohesion is definitely getting there 
faster than anything else." 

Football drops home-opener to Redlands 

By Etienne Emanuel 
Staff Writer 

The CLU football team was defeated 
28-17 by the University of Redlands Bull- 
dogs in the home opener for the Kings- 

Redlands is once again favored to win 
the SCIAC title. 

The Bulldogs came storming out of the 
gates in the first quarter. After receiving the 
kick, they scored on their opening drive. 
Cal Lutheran put together a solid drive, 
but it resulted in a missed field goal. The 
Bulldogs scored again at the end of the first 
quarter and once more to open the second 

This time the Kingsmen responded. 
Tyler Ruiz picked up two yards on a fourth 
down conversion, keeping the drive alive. 
Casey Preston completed a 25-yard pass 
to Jimmy Fox, the Bulldogs committed a 
face mask penalty. Preston then completed 
an out pass to Peter Gunny for the touch- 

Kicker Alex Espinoza put the ball 
into the end zone on the ensuing kickoff, 
putting the Bulldogs on the 20-yard line. 
Prentice Reedy came up from the corner 
position to make a tackle after a short gain. 
An incomplete pass brought up a fourth 
down, completing the three and out for the 
Kingsmen defense. 

The Kingsmen pushed the ball down 
the field but had to punt. Once again the 
defense held. On third down and short, 
Alex Wiggams fought off a block and 
brought down the quarterback, stopping 
the sweep play and causing another punt. 

The Kingsmen got the ball deep in 
their own territory and managed to get out 
of bad field position after a 15-yard carry 
by Ruiz. 

Redlands got the ball back with a min- 
ute left and was looking to put more points 
on the board. Joe Henle would end the half 
by sacking the Redlands quarterback. 

"We came out slow, but we started to 
read their sets and formations," said Ryan 
Tukua. "We moved up our coverage and 
just started making plays. You just can't 
fall behind by that much that early." 

CLU received the ball to start the sec- 
ond half. Preston completed consecutive 
swing passes to Ruiz and Fox and then hit 

Gunny on a dig pattern 
to set up a 48-yard field 
goal by Espinoza, mak- 
ing the score 21-10. 

The Kingsmen 
defense proved up to 
the task of stopping 
the Bulldogs in another 
three and out set. 

With the offense 
back on to the field, this 
time they would find the 
end zone. Chad Brown 
led the offense down the 
field, powering his way 
up the middle. Preston 
then stood in the pocket 
and delivered a 34-yard 
touchdown pass despite 
taking a hit as he threw. 
The score brought the 
Kingsmen to within 
four points, 21-17. 

"We made a real 
team effort. I think this 
game showed us that we 
have to Stick together Photograph by Dan Norton 

and play as a team to Senior Pat Casteel (21) and freshman Jon McGuinn (28) put an end to the Redlands rush. 

win games. We won't 

get it done playing as individuals. We were 

right there today," Brown said. 

The defense appeared to have Red- 
lands stopped again, but on third down the 
Redlands quarterback managed to com- 
plete a pass avoiding the Kingsmen rush, 
and picked up a first down. The Bulldogs 
pushed down the field for another touch- 
down, leaving the Kingsmen trailing by 
two scores. 

CLU had an opportunity to score late 
in the fourth quarter when freshman Mike 
Storelli caught a 65-yard pass on his first 
collegiate play. The Kingsmen could not 
push it into the end zone. Coach Scott 
Squires sent in the field goal unit to try and 
get the three points and set up the onside 
kick. The try failed and Redlands would 
run out the clock from there. 

"We adjusted well after the first 
quarter, and we had a chance at the end," 
Squires said. "You can't spot a quality 
team 21 points, though. We couldn't over- 
come some mistakes and we had some 
guys go down early, which hurt. There is 
still a lot of football left, though." 

Photograph by Dan Norton 
Quarterback Casey Preston prepares to take the snap from Ken Westphalen. Running- 
back Tyler Ruiz awaits the play 


September 24, 2003 

The Echo 11 

Clark's Balancing Act 

By Kyle Wells 
Staff Writer 

Pamela Clark, also known to her 
friends as "Dirty Mama," is a senior at 
CLU and participates in many athletic and 
scholastic programs while also holding a 
job with the San Diego Chargers. 

Clark was bom and raised in Simi 
Valley where, from a very early age, she 
developed a passion for sports. Today, she 
is the keeper for the CLU's woman's soc- 
cer team. This is her fourth season on the 
team and second year as the team's captain. 
Clark feels that, being the captain for the 
past two years has been a great honor and a 
rewarding experience. 

"Pam is one of those people that you 
can tell leads by example," said Walt Mat- 
lock, senior business major at CLU. 

In Clark's free time she travels to San 
Diego, where she volunteers for the Char- 
gers. Clark delivers photos of the opposing 
team to the coaches on the sidelines. She 



Photograph by Billy Proctor 
Clark defends the Regals 'goal against 
Pomona-Pitzer, Sept. 20. 
got the job through her cousin, who is also 
an employee of the Chargers. 

"They were a little nervous giving me 
the job because of all the language and that 
I was only 1 5 years old, but my cousin as- 
sured them that I could handle it," Clark 

When Clark is not rubbing elbows 

with sports stars, she is either enjoying 
time with her family or participating in one 
of her many activities at school. Clark is 
president of the S.M.E.D. club, which is 
designed for students interested in sports 
medicine, and holds a position with the 
Student Athletic Advisory Committee, 
which is a committee of students set up to 
ensure that the regulations passed by the 
NCAA are fair to student athletes. 

Clark also likes to watch TV, hang out 
or play in a game of flag football. She has 
also been known to participate in CLU's 
wrestling match, CLW Friday Night 
Mayhem, where she appeared as "Dirty 

Clark is taking classes to become a 
certified athletic trainer. Along with her 
other activities, she puts in 200 hours in 
the CLU training room each semester. She 
hopes to get an athletic training job with a 
professional sports team. 

"Pam takes a lot of pride in what she 
does and is and will be a very good athletic 
trainer," said Kecia Davis, head athletic 

trainer at CLU. 

Clark, the youngest of four children, 
said that one of the main reasons she is in- 
volved in sports today is her older brothers' 
influence on her. 

"I started off playing baseball in the 
fourth grade and then Softball, basketball 
and soccer in the fifth grade," she said. 

Clark said that balancing activities and 
homework takes work. 

"You just have to roll with the punch- 
es," she said. 

Clark attributes her success to her 

"They have instilled in me good Chris- 
tian values and have been an awesome 
example in my life by showing me how to 
be a positive person," she said. 

Clark said her attitude and work ethic 
have been influenced by many people, 
but none as much as her older sister, who 
passed away when Clark was only ten. 

"I try and model myself after my sister 
because she never thought about herself 
first," Clark said. 

Worden runs into CLU history 

By Devon Bostock 
Staff Writer 

Sophomore Heather Worden entered 
CLU history on Saturday at the Westmont 
Invitational, according to Coach Scott 
Fickerson. With a race time of 20:38, 
Worden turned in the third best time that a 
CLU woman has ever posted on the rough 
terrain of the course. 

"Heather ran a good solid race 
for the Regals. She executed her race 
plan very well and raced very tough at the 
end," Fickerson said. 

Worden finished ninth overall in a 
field of 80 runners. Her teammate Amanda 
Klever followed at 22:59, with Julie Miller 
coming in at 24:29 and Erin Coonrod at 

"I felt pretty good, pretty strong. I've 
never run the course before and I just felt 

good," Worden said. 

In the end, the shorthanded Regals 
were not able to qualify in the race because 
they were short one runner. According to 
invitational rules, a team must run at least 
five runners in order to qualify. Runners 
Carly Sandell, Emma Holman and Kristy 
Fischer w«re not able to run. 

On the men's side the Kingsmen 
placed eighth out of nine teams. The day 
was highlighted by good races from Tyler 

Women's Soccer opens 
SCIAC play with a victory 

By Justin Shore 
Staff Writer 

The CLU women's soccer team won 
its conference home opener against Po- 
mona-Pitzer 1-0, Sept. 20. 

After losing three of their first four 
games, the women rebounded with a vic- 
tory. With the win the Regals improve 
their record to 2-3 overall, and 1-0 in 

Despite tough play by both teams, 
there was no score after the first half. Bon- 
nie Bomhauser and Denise French each 
had good scoring opportunities, but could 

not capitalize prior to halftime. 

Only five minutes into the second half, 
Captain Bonnie Bomhauser broke the tie 
with her team-leading second goal of the 

"We needed a win for sure because 
opening SCIAC sets the tone for league," 
Bomhauser said. 

Regals' Assistant Coach Nancie Mos- 
kowitz commented that the Regals defense 
was outstanding, She added that the team 
must improve on their shot selection. The 
women only took 10 shots on goal, and in 
Moskowitz's eyes, the number of shots on 
goal has to increase. 

Photograph by Billy Pro 
Bomhauser handels the ball against a 

Pomona-Pitzer defender. 

Kingsmen soccer defeated by Pomona-Pitzer 

By Lindsey Rarick 
Staff Writer 

The CLU men's soccer team fell to 
Pomona-Pitzer 2-1 Saturday in their first 
league game. 

The loss put the Kingsmen 0-4-1 over- 
all and 0-1-0 in SCIAC league play. Po- 
mona now holds a 6-0-0 overall and 1-0-0 
SCIAC record. 

The Kingsmen played hard from the 
start, winning balls in the air and success- 
fully connecting passes. CLU played very 
technically, focusing on moving the ball 
and taking good touches on the ball. 

"Pomona looked pretty lost in the first 
half." Head Coach Dan Kuntz said. 

After several build-ups, senior Ha- 
vard Aschim netted the first goal in the 

27"' minute of play. The goal came from 
a Kingsmen free kick that was taken by 
Kevin Stone. The Sagehen defense tried 
to clear the ball, but it was knocked out to 
Aschim who put it in the back of the net. 
At the end of first half play, the Kingsmen 
led the Sagehens 1-0. 

"We played the best soccer in the first 
half that we have played all season. We 
were just playing so awesome. It was 
beautiful," said sophomore Johnny Sang. 

In the second half, Pomona was ready 
to fight back for the win. Netza Bravo 
scored Pomona's first goal to tie up the 
game I - 1 in the 60* minute. 

"The goal came as a result of a silly 
play. The ball was crossed, the Kingsmen 
defense attempted to clear the ball out, 
but we didn't follow up on it and Pomona 

scored," Kuntz said. 

With a 1-1 tie in the second half, the 
game became even more physically in- 
tense with three yellow cards and 10 fouls 
between the Kingsmen and Sagehens. 

"Both teams felt the heat and the smog 
late in the game," Kuntz said. 

After a plethora of battles, Pomona's 
unassisted Joseph Greenwald scored the 
winning goal in the 79* minute of SCIAC 
play. Greenwald scored by taking ad- 
vantage of a mistouched ball by a CLU 

"I still thought we could come back 
and win because it was the best game we 
played all year. They were 5-0 going into 
it, but we should have beat them for sure," 
senior midfielder Kevin Stone said after 
the loss. 

Ross and Anthony Knode. It was Knode's 
first collegiate race. Ross finished in 29:22, 
followed closely by Knode at 29:56. 

"Anthony ran a great first collegiate 
race, stepping in as our number three 
runner. To break 30 minutes in your 
first college race on a hilly course is 
impressive," Fickerson said. 

Other notables for the Kingsmen were 
Scott Siegfried at 29:47. Grady Guy at 30: 
5 1 and Andy Miller at 3 1 :49. 

Hall of Fame 
Dinner held in 
Los Angeles 

By Angela Fentiman 
Sports Editor 

Thirteen honorees were inducted into 
the first-ever CLU Athletics Hall of Fame 
for their contributions to intercollegiate 
athletics Sept. 20 at the Universal Sheraton 
Hotel in Los Angeles. 

"It was a wonderful opportunity to 
relive some of the rich athletic history of 
CLU," said Assistant Athletic Director and 
Head Softball Coach Debby Day. 

The night was full of energy, excite- 
ment, laughter and even some tears, ac- 
cording to Director of Alumni Relations 
Elaine Benditson. 

"It was rewarding to see the alumni 
come back to their CLU family," Bendit- 
son said. 

A reception was held at 6:30 p.m., 
with the dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. 
Two-hundred and seventy attended the 
event and some traveled from as far as 
New Jersey and Minnesota, according to 

"It is important for our current student- 
athletes to remember and honor the men 
and women that came before them," Day 
said. "That sense of tradition builds pride 
in an athletic department." 

Benditson was pleased with the turn- 
out of the Hall of Fame dinner. 

"It was a well-organized event that 
will become one of the highlights of the 
year," Head Men's Basketball Coach Rider 

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Craig Rond joins athletic department, 
leads first season of water polo 

By Arif Hasan " Rond, he really knew what he was talking I 

September 24, 2003 

By Arlf Hasan 
Staff Writer 

"His reputation preceded him," said 
Bruce Bryde. as one of the key factors in 
his decision to hire Craig Rond as the new 
men's water polo coach. 

Rond has been a big leader in the 
Thousand Oaks community as a social 
studies teacher at Thousand Oaks High 
School and a water polo coach of a local 
club team. He was hired by Bryde after 
evaluating several promising candidates. 

"He was the one that really stood out 
to me; the other people that I interviewed 
were all very good," Bryde said. 

Not only did his reputation in the 
community impress Bryde, but Rond's 
knowledge of the game and philosophy 
helped him make a tough decision a con- 
fident one. 

"I really liked what I heard from Coach 

Rond, he really knew what he was talking 
about," Bryde said. 

With minimal time before the first 
season. Rond walked in with much stacked 
against him. He still managed to begin his 
season opener in an exciting bout against 
Cal Martime. 

"I know that this is going to be a build- 
ing process, but 1 have a great bunch of 
guys with tons of heart," Rond said. 

Heart is exactly what Rond will need 
to build his solid foundation towards suc- 

"Coach Rond has given us nothing 
but knowledge and the skills to make us 
better, and he really keeps us motivated," 
said John McAndrew, one of the newest 

With Rond's decade of experience, 
Bryde and the rest of the athletic depart- 
ment believe Rond will have the ball roll- 
ing in no time. 

Photograph by Rachael Carver 
Rond coaches the Kingsmen in first-ever 
water polo game, Sept. 12. 

Intramural Sports 

Flag Football Results 

Kentucky Straight 28, Big Ballin' 8 
Bad Boys 52, Death Inc. 
Snipers 30, Aquafina 10 
Mooses 33, Los Polios Diablos 32 
Da Bradda 28, Shockers 21 
That's Enough 26, Big Ballin' 22 

IM Flag Football 
Schedule, Sept. 28 

2 p.m. 

Death Inc. vs. Los Polios Diablos 
Mulisha vs. Da Braddas 

3 p.m. 

That's Enough vs. The Mooses 
Aquafina vs. Shockers 

4 p.m. 

Big Ballin' vs. Bad Boys 

The Snipers vs. Kentucky Straight 


Brent Baier 
Matt Wilhelmsen 
Katie Gebhardt 
Nate Dundiff 
Dave Sundby 
Bobby Webber 
Kirby Fike 
Rob Mungia 
Micha Schultz-Akerson 
Stephen Perry 
Cesar Costales 

This Week's 
Kingsmen & 
Regals Action 

Sept. 23 

Volleyball @ Home 

vs. Whittier, 7:30 p.m. 

Sept. 24 

Men's Soccer @ Home 
vs. Redlands, 4 p.m. 

Women's Soccer @ Redlands 
4 p.m. 

Sept. 25 

Volleyball @ Concordia (CA) 
7 p.m. 

Sept. 26 

Volleyball @ Caltech 
7:30 p.m. 

Sept. 27 

Cross Country @ Home 
CLU Festival, 9 a.m. 

Men's Soccer @ Home 
vs. Whittier, 11 a.m. 

Women's Soccer @ Home 
vs. Whittier, 2 p.m. 

Football @ Azusa Pacific 
6 p.m. 

Sept. 25 

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Dean leaves School of Ed. 

By Heather Peterson 
Staff Writer 

Dr. Carol Bartell is leaving Califor- 
nia Lutheran University after eight years 
as dean of the School of Education. 

As dean, Bartell was responsible for 
the academic quality of the School of 
Education. She oversaw development, 
evaluation and appointment of faculty 
and staff, managed the budget and raised 
money for the school. She also ensured 
that all of the education programs met 
state and national accreditation stan- 

Bartell is leaving CLU to take on a 
much larger deanship as the dean of the 
Charter College of Education at Califor- 
nia State University, Los Angeles. 

"1 think I will be quite busy in my 
new role," Bartell said. 

Bartell has enjoyed her eight years 
here at CLU. 

"CLU is a special place. It's hard to 
leave the new Spies-Bornemann Center 
for Education and Technology, our new 
doctoral program and the many other 
exciting things that have been initiated 
during my time here," Bartell said. 

"However, it's even harder to leave 
the people. Our students are highly moti- 
vated and want to make a contribution as 
educators. Our faculty are talented teach- 
ers and scholars that work together on 
behalf of our students. Our staff members 

are wonderfully supportive and commit- 
ted to what they do," Bartell said. 

Dr. Millie Murray-Ward is taking 
Bartell's place as interim dean for this 
academic year, and a national search for 
a new dean will take place this spring. 

"I am confident that [Murray- Ward] 
will do an excellent job in this new role," 
Bartell said. 

Before being appointed interim dean, 
Murray-Ward was the associate dean. 
She has also been a faculty member, 
program director and a department chair 
under Bartell's leadership. 

"She has brought the 
School of Education to 
new heights of 

Dr. Mildred Murray-Ward 
Acting Dean of School of Ed. 

"I will sincerely miss [Bartell's] 
strong leadership and collegial style," 
Murray- Ward said. "She has brought the 
School of Education to new heights of 

Among Bartell's achievements is 
the completion of 'the Spies-Bornemann 
building. She was also responsible for 
the development and initiation of the 
School of Education's first doctoral pro- 
gram in educational leadership. 

Assistant professor of special educa- 
tion Leah Herner has known Bartell for 
three years. 

"She has been a great model of pro- 
fessionalism and has a great enthusiasm 
for staying current in the field of educa- 
tion," Herner said. 

Hemer is sorry to see Bartell leave 
CLU, but she feels that Murray-Ward 
will do a good job as interim dean. 

"[Murray-Ward] has been a part of 
the School of Education for a long time 
and has a wonderful working relationship 
with the faculty and staff," Herner said. 

Dr. Silva Karayan, associate profes- 
sor and director, has known Bartell for 
the eight years she has been the dean, and 
will miss her. 

"[Bartell] makes an effort to know 
each and every faculty individually, with 
their strengths and areas of improvement, 
and helps them achieve their professional 
goals," Karayan said. "The School of 
Education and CLU as a whole will miss 
her. We wish her good luck in her new 

Karayan feels very comfortable with 
the appointment of Murray- Ward as the 
interim dean. 

"Dr. Millie Murray- Ward ... has the 
knowledge, experience and the disposi- 
tion to carry out the torch of the dean- 
ship. Dr. Millie Murray-Ward's strong 
leadership skills will definitely keep the 
momentum of striving for excellence in 

Dean Bartell leaves CLU after eight years 
for the Charier College of Education at 
California Stale University. Los Angeles. 

the school of education," Karayan said. 

Anna Dalessio, graduate admissions 
counselor, has only known Bartell for 
seven months. However, she wishes 
Bartell the very best in her new dean- 
ship. She, too, is comfortable with the 
appointment of Murray-Ward to interim 

"I have found Dr. Murray-Ward to 
be accessible, professional and down to 
earth," Dalessio said. 

Bartell has accomplished many 
things in her eight years at CLU and will 
be missed by the faculty and staff in the 
School of Education. 

Professor analyzes finger paintings 

By Cassandra Wolf 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University 
parents learned about campus life and 
participated in class sessions during 
Family Weekend, Sept. 26-28. 

Director of Student Programs 
Robby Larson said that one of the 
reasons for this year's theme, "A Snap- 
shot in Time," is that the college has 
changed a lot. 

"You take a picture and it's only 
a brief moment," Larson said. "You 
take a second picture and it's totally 

Larson said that Family Weekend 
has two goals: to reconnect the stu- 
dents with their families and to bring 
parents to the campus. He also said that 
Family Weekend is not just for younger 
students, but for everybody. 

"It's really to reconnect families 
first and then show them what life is 
like on campus," Larson said. "Just be- 

cause their student is not at home or is 
in college, they're still part of the CLU 
community. Obviously, [parents] are an 
important part of our development and 
of our upbringing. We want to make 
sure that the connection still exists; 
we want them to know what goes on at 
CLU and be involved in what goes on 
at this school. 

"We want them to understand that 
academics are an important part of 
life, but so [is] the spiritual [part] and 
student life outside of the classroom," 
he continued. "It's all those things put 
into one. We try to bring in as many 
components of what student life is like 
on campus and that leads to reason No. 

Family Weekend offered two Fam- 
ily University Sessions on Oct. 27 that 
consisted of classes taught by some of 
CLU's faculty members. One of those 
classes was "Finger Painting Analy- 
sis," taught by Dr. Jerald Slattum. 

"Basically, it's a hoax; all I do is 

try and use things that describe human 
beings. People will think 'That's really 
true' and all I'm doing is having a good 
time. I'm not a qualified psychiatrist or 
psychologist, and I'm not in any way 
attempting to make any kind of serious 
analysis," Slattum said. 

According to Slattum, people can 
not be "read" based on their finger 
painting and he does not know what 
gave him the idea for finger painting. 
The class is an extension of the univer- 
sity's efforts to connect with parents 
and a way for him to develop a rapport 
with the parents in a non-serious way 
while still teaching art. 

"Probably, the best summary I can 
say is the finger painting class is just 
a cover for my getting acquainted with 
parents," Slattum said. "I go in and 
they create finger painting, with their 
hands, on white sheets of paper, and 
then I supposedly analyze them psy- 

"It doesn't take any intelligence 

to do what I do," Slattum said. "All it 
does is it allows us to, as I say, meet 
and talk and have a few laughs. But at 
the same time, undergirding all of this, 
is the fact that maybe art is an expres- 
sion of qualities that people have. I'm 
not up there lecturing about that. I'm 
letting them have a hands-on experi- 

John and Micki Fornadley, two of 
the parents at "Finger Painting Analy- 
sis," said they liked the class. 

"I thought it was very interesting," 
M. Fornadley said. "Pretty much there 
were some points that were true. He's 
well experienced in the field." 

"He had a good sense of humor," 
J. Fornadley said. "We had an impres- 
sion he'd been doing this for a while. 
We had an impression he is a friendly 
person and likes to kid with people." 

Slattum said that this is the second 
Family Weekend at which he did the 
class and has received positive reviews 
for the course. 

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OCTOBER 1,2003 

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October 1 


10:10 a.m. 

Lord of Life Church Council Meeting 

Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 


October 2 


October 3 


October 5 

Intramural Volleyball 


8 p.m. 


10 p.m. 


Friday Eucharist 

Meditation Chapel 
12 p.m. 

Club Lu: Roller Skating 

Roller Dome 
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Regal Volleyball vs. U. of La Verne 
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French Club - Cirque du Soleil's 

Staple Center 
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Intramural Flag Football 
North Field 
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Lord of Life Worship Service 


5 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 


8 p.m. 


October 6 

Resume Writing Workshop 

Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLL'-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
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Nygreen 1 
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Comedy Sportz visits 
last Friday's Club Lu 

By Erick Elhard 
Staff Writer 

Waves of laughter poured out of the 
California Lutheran University gymnasium 
shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday. The facility 
was transformed into a theater for a night 
of hilarity, compliments of the Los Angeles 
Comedy Sportz team. 

The event, sponsored by Student Life, 
was part of the Club Lu program. Over 
200 people turned out to watch as five ac- 
tors competed in a battle of improvisational 

The rules are simple. There is nothing 
scripted or fully planned out in Comedy 
Sportz, and no crude, rude or socially unac- 
ceptable remarks are allowed. The actors 
are divided into two teams, each employing 
audience interaction for a host of games. A 
fifth actor serves as referee for the evening, 
explaining the basics of each game, recruit- 
ing participants and using audience reaction 
to judge the performance of each team. 
Points are awarded and, at the conclusion of 
the evening, a victorious team is declared. 

"My favorite part of this job is the 
teamwork, which includes the audience," 
said performer Dawn Stahlaa. 

"I just love making people happy," said 

Natasha Arnold, referee for the evening. 

The crowd enjoyed spirited games, 
such as multisyllabic word guessing. 
Forward/Reverse and Scene Replay. 
Forward/Reverse requires two actors to 
create a scene and carefully memorize its 
dialogue and actions. The rapid whistle of 
the referee signals whether the scene should 
be advanced or rewound. Scene Replay 
calls for all four actors to replay an audi- 
ence-inspired scene in a variety of genres. 
This setting, as dictated by the CLU audi- 
ence, involved the final minutes of a dying 

"1 liked the artichoke scene with opera 
singing," said senior Amy Hobden, refer- 
ring to one of the selected genres. 

Comedy Sportz began in Milwaukee, 
Wis., in 1984 and is now a national orga- 
nization with 18 official chapters in cities 
scattered throughout the United States. 
Twenty-five actors compose the Los Ange- 
les group. They perform an average of 300 
shows per year in the Southern California 
area, including five shows per week at the 
National Comedy Theatre in Hollywood, 
plus traveling performances at colleges and 
private parties. In addition to Stahlaa and 
Arnold, actors Mark Mohelnitzky, Myles 
Nye and Phil Ward also performed at CLU. 

The Echo 3 

CjLU ranks 18th in U.S: 
News & World Report 

By Brian Roberts 
Staff Writer 

When deciding on what college or 
university to attend, many high school 
students turn to U.S. News and World 
Report and its annual rankings of 
"America's Best Colleges" for infor- 
mation on the best schools in certain 
regions of the country. 

For the past nine years, California 
Lutheran University has been placed 
in the top tier among Western Regional 
Universities in U.S. News & World 
Report annual rankings. At this time, 
CLU is ranked 18th overall among 
schools from Texas to the West Coast. 

Though the numbers have fluctu- 
ated over the years, the university has 
always maintained a great spot in the 
rankings. Just this past year, CLU 
moved up six spots from 24th to its 
current position at 18th. 

The magazine is packed with infor- 
mation about what school has the best 
graduation rate, financial aid offers, li- 
brary collections and which university 
best suits students inspiring to be a 
teacher or scientist. The information is 
gathered by the Common Data Set. 

The CDS combines information 
from data providers in the higher 
education community and publishers 
as represented by the College Board, 

Peterson's, part of The Thomson 
Corporation and U.S. News & World 

The main goal of this collection is 
to improve the quality and accuracy of 
information provided to all involved 
in a student's transition from high 
school to college or college to gradu- 
ate school. Colleges and universities 
abide by certain definitions and guide- 
lines when answering CDS items. 

Many students who have picked 
up U.S. News & World Report have 
probably pondered how each school's 
information is tabulated and ranked. 

A complete breakdown of the U.S. 
News' Rankings is as follows: aca- 
demic reputation, 25 percent; gradu- 
ation, 25 percent; faculty resources, 
20 percent; student selectivity, 15 per- 
cent; financial resources, 10 percent; 
alumni giving, 5 percent. 

"The rating is heavily based on re- 
sources and reputation of the school," 
said Pam Jolicoeur. provost and dean 
of the faculty at CLU. "The longer 
you've been around, the better chances 
you have." 

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the small classroom sizes and its grad- 
uation rank. The processes of higher 
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Campus Quotes 

What can CLU do to keep its campus safe? 

Kaye Garrison, liberal studies. 2005 

Toni Burnett, liberal studies, 2006 

Dan Meyers, undecided, 2007 

Grant Smith, political science, 2005 

"When there is a problem, letting "Have security people out at 4 a.m. "Doors and windows that lock and "Put locks on doors and have more 

people know about it so they can protect because that's when everything happens; security that receives professional training, than two blue lights." 
themselves." more patrolling." Oh, and alarms too." 

David Brown, undecided, 2004 

Emiliano Gonzalez, business, 2006 

Greg Allen, business, 2005 

Kristin Mattox, sports medicine, 2006 

"Have security patrolling more. Na- "Put intercom systems in, so when you "I feel extremely safe here. I know "More lights in parking lots and tree 

tional Guard, anti-aircraft missiles at every push the button Campus Security will be girls around campus are scared and may area, definitely parking lot. Security guards 

corner. You know, nothing overboard." right there." want escorts, but me personally, I feel that are in positioned areas." 


Campus Quotes are compiled by Tessa Woodey 

Lecture on 'Reachable £ J) Review 

Heights' help s parents Band 'Story of the Year' is 

By Michael Cabral 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University held a 
Brown Bag discussion, presented by Juan- 
ita Pryor Hall, on a non-profit organization 
called Reachable Heights, on Sept. 23. 

"The mission of Reachable Heights is 
to equip African-American parents with 
the information, skills and resources nec- 
essary to adequately prepare their child for 
higher education through parent-directed 
educational campaigns and workshops," 
said Pryor Hall. 

Pryor Hall, a doctoral student at UCLA 
and director of our own Multi-Cultural 
club, was prompted to start up this orga- 
nization because she believed that parents 
are unaware, or simply afraid of, the ap- 
plication process. 

"It comes as a surprise that many 
parents don't get involved in helping their 
children apply to college," said Lucille 
Ferguson, who attended the discussion. 

Pryor Hall also stated that although 
almost all parents want their children to 
go on to a higher level of education, the 
majority of parents don't know what steps 

to take to get them there. 

Those who go farther in education are 
more likely to have the support and help 
from their parents. 

Pryor Hall feels that in many commu- 
nities that are mostly African- American, 
parents don't know how to help. 

Reachable Heights not only focuses 
on teaching what to look for from early 
education, but how to properly encourage 
students by putting no limits on them. 

Reachable Heights is an organization 
like no other. Although there are other 
non-profit organizations helping Afri- 
can-American students, such as Upward 
Bound, Reachable Heights is geared to- 
ward parents. 

"Every child should have the opportu- 
nity to go to college," said Dr. Kateri Al- 
exander, director of the Women's Resource 

Reachable Heights hopes to help those 
who want their children to continue their 
education beyond high school. 

The Brown Bag weekly lecture series 
is held every Tuesday in the Women's Re- 
source Center at 12 p.m. The lectures are 
open to both students and faculty. 

unoriginal yet catchy 

By Lindsay Elliott 
Staff Writer 

Story of the Year's debut album "Page 
Avenue" (Maverick Records) delivers a 
melodic mix that can best be described as 
just one more band that wants to get on The 
Used bandwagon. Wearing their hearts on 
their sleeves comes easy for the members 
of this St. Louis band, as they share their 
self-defeating strategy to the masses. 

"Although my hands are shaking/I lie 
perfectly still/'cause I'm determined to let 
myself sink down. /And 1 know I'm buried 
too far down to feel the warmth from the 
sun again" says their song "Dive Right 

This type of lyrical writing, which is 
all over their record, is nothing revolution- 
ary. They enjoy hiding behind metaphors 
and make it obvious that they had to spend 
a lot of effort to sound thought-provoking. 
This strategy wins over many listeners, 
however, as it complements their unorigi- 
nal sound. 

Coming up with an original sound is 
hard to do, and comparing one band to an- 
other always ends up offending someone. 
But it is impossible to not compare Story 
of the Year to bands such as The Used and 

Dan Marsala, vocalist, demonstrates 
the run-of-the-mill melodic cooing and 
build-up to a scream sequence that is an 
all-too-familiar The Used/Finch routine. 
The question is: does this routine work? It 
definitely does. Although unoriginal. Story 
of the Year offers listeners a sound that 
resonates for a very long time, or at least 
until the new "Thursday" single comes on 
the radio. 

"Anthem of Our Dying Day" will 
probably be the band's first single. It 
seems the tamest and most radio-friendly, 
two qualifications for bands like Story of 
the Year to take into account if they want to 
be on K.ROQ. This song offers listeners a 
catchy yet desperate cry that will make any 
melodic punk lover wish that Warped 
Please see REVIEW, p. 5 


October 1,2003 

The Echo 5 

Improv Troupe ready for fun 

By Kaytie St. Pierre 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran University 
Improv Troupe is geared up for another 
year of tun, laughs and games. This is the 
first year that the troupe held auditions due 
to overwhelming interest. 

"This is an opportunity for students 
on campus to let down their hair and take 
a break from studying to just relax and 
laugh." said Kevin Kern, director of the 
Improv Troupe. "It is very important to 
have things that are just fun to do.''' 

Kern has been directing the troupe 
since the program began in 1994. He said 
that at that time there was a sudden grow- 
ing interest in improvisation, so he and 
Michael Amdt, the chairman of the drama 
department, started up a group. 

At that time, only six members partici- 

pated. Now, there are at least 12 members 
every semester. 

Members this year are Paul Benz, 
Camlyn Bowen, Joannie Bryan, Natalie 
Chediak, Jocelyn Hall, Will Howard, Pat- 
rick Jennett, Brendan Kinion, Kelly Mur- 
key, Jared Perry, Kristine Ritterbush and 
David Sundby. Michelle Brown and Alicia 
Jordan are the alternates. 

"It kind of stretches me from my 
normal self," junior Bryan said. "It is a 
challenge for me to do something that I 
normally wouldn't do and helps me grow 
as a person." 

The troupe practices about one to three 
hours a week, depending on the amount of 
time before the next show. They practice 
for performances by going over basic 
storytelling games to make the members 
explore different ways of thinking about 
things, developing characters and getting 

in and out of scenes. 

Bryan said the troupe was still work- 
ing on the "getting back to basics" of im- 
prov. The root of this kind of performance 
is pushing storytelling instead of trying to 
be funny. 

"We practice the games so that we 
know how they work and the basic format. 
Rehearsals are for learning skills and the 
basic rules of improv, such as always lis- 
tening, never saying 'no 1 to your partner 
once the idea has been put on the table, 
and not talking over each other," junior 
Perry said. "By practicing with the other 
members, you leam the humor of the other 
members on the troupe and how they work. 
This is a time that 1 can act goofy and care 
less about what others think about me." 

Members of the troupe said the skills 
involved for performing improv include 
being able to say anything that comes to 

their mind and not holding back, being able 
to stay serious in very funny situations and 
knowing the rules of the games. 

"I like having the opportunity to per- 
form without being under pressure," said 
Howard, a fourth-year troupe member. 
"The students come in waiting to see what 
you are going to do, and if you screwup, 
they still think it is funny because you 
don't know what you are doing." 

"For me, improv is like a treat," said 
Sundby, a second-year troupe member. "It 
is like being able to have lunch with your 
best friend once a week and just being able 
to talk and have a good time. It is a time 
for me to unwind and have a lot of fun 
with friends that 1 never would have met 

The first performance for the troupe is 
Thursday, Oct. 2, at 11:30 p.m. in the Little 

Story of the Year, cont'd 

REVIEW continued from page 4. 

Tour came more than once a year. 
There is a great breakdown toward the end 
of the song that incorporates Marsala's ob- 
viously touched-up vocals with Josh Wills' 
drumming. The aggressive style that dic- 
tates this genre of music is truly evident in 
this song. "Anthem of Our Dying Day" is 
the epitome of its genre. "The stars will 
cry the blackest tears tonight/And this is 

the moment I live for" opens the song and 
proves to listeners that the band has the 
ability to create a catchy ballad or a hard- 
core anthem. 

Story of the Year is banking on its un- 
originality on hopes of making it big, and 
thus offers nothing special to listeners. But 
they are truly great at what they do; blend- 
ing in. Not surprisingly. Story of the Year is 
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December 17, 2003 

Iraq rationale wears thin 

By Brett Rowland 

Editor in Chief 

Jokes about military intelligence 
are widespread, but I'm not laughing 
anymore. The Bush administration 
sucked all the fun out of that one and 
then filled it back up with civilian ca- 

No weapons of mass destruction 
have been found in Iraq. The U.N. in- 
spectors did not find any before the war. 
and the U.S. Army, which now occupies 

Iraq, has also come up empty. 

Members of the House Permanent 
Select Committee on Intelligence, who 
have spent the last four months review- 
ing 19 volumes of classified material, 
reported this week that the White House 
relied on faulty and circumstantial in- 
formation to justify the war in Iraq. 

Months ago, it would have seemed 
crass to compare the war in Iraq to Viet- 
nam, but now I'm not sure. The weap- 
ons of mass destruction scare reeks of 
the kind of political malfeasance that 
sparked the Tonkin Gulf incident dur- 
ing the Vietnam conflict. 

White House officials reported that 
a U.S. ship in the Gulf of Tonkin off 
Vietnam had been attacked while on 
routine patrol of international waters. 

As a result, Congress passed a bill 
giving President Johnson broad war 
powers to escalate the conflict in Viet- 

The ship was actually in Vietnam- 
ese waters and had fired upon Vietnam- 

ese ships. The Vietnamese had returned 
fire, but missed. The American public 
was not told about this until after the 
war. The president had lied to Congress 
and the American people in order to 
start the war. 

And now it's happening again. 
It started with Bush's claim that Iraq 
was trying to purchase nuclear weap- 
ons from Niger during his State of the 
Union address. 

When it was revealed that this 
claim was based on information col- 
lected from forged documents. Director 
of Central Intelligence George Tenet 
took the fall for Bush. With Tenet as 
a patsy. Bush took very little heat for 
failing to tell the truth during one of his 
most important speeches. 

Since then. Bush has changed his 
tone and taken up the habit of refer- 
ring to the mass graves discovered in 
Iraq. Few doubt the presence of mass 
graves, but such graves do not justify a 
pre-emptive war. 

Back to your regularly scheduled programming 

By Devon Bostock 
Staff Writer 

Enough about the recall and on to 
television: I would really like my nor- 
mally scheduled commercial program- 
ming back. Well, maybe not. 

Television today is beyond me. As 
a kid, 1 used to watch shows like "Buck 
Rogers," "Dukes of Hazard," "Lost in 
Space," etc. The list of shows went on 
and on. These were fun shows, different 
shows that I still enjoy watching today. 
They were quality shows that stood the 
test of time. 

Nowadays, every time you turn 
on the TV, it's the same eight or nine 
choices. How can that be, you ask? 

With hundreds of cable channels 
and regular broadcasting, there is an 
endless amount of talk shows, real- 
ity shows, sitcoms, news shows, sports 
shows, cartoon networks and soap op- 

But I ask you to take a closer look. 
It's not a coincidence that there are so 
many similarities between these shows. 

We are now surrounded by Poke- 
monstocity, American Survivor 10, 
Days of Our Passionate Lives, some big 
football drama, Super X-treme Dating, 

nMTV (Non-Musical Television), Life 
With Whichever Washed-Up Celebrity, 
The Corrupt Cop Show, A Day in the 
Life of Jennifer Affleck, ad nauseum. 

Really, I'm kidding, but whatever 
they're called, in the simplest sense, 
they are almost all the same. Each one 
tries to build on the success of the last 
by rehashing the same plot. 

On top of these choices are the 
almost half an hour of commercials 
per hour, which are, ironically enough, 
more amusing than the shows they in- 

It is unfortunate that the great medi- 
um of television has come down to this. 
Programming is being dulled down to 
the lowest common denominator. 

I miss the old days. How did we 
get to this state? Better yet, how do we 
get back? As long as the ratings stay up 
for these shows, they will get air time, 
which results in having even more 
shows like them. 

People need to show the networks 
that not everyone is interested in what 
happens when you throw two strangers 
into an awkward dating situation, or 
what bodily organ the contestants of a 
reality show will be asked to eat next, or 
how much Ben Affleck spent on wed- 

ding body doubles for J. Lo. 

If you really are interested in any 
of these, fine; it's your right to watch 
them. But the rest of us have the right 
not to watch and should do society a 

Let's turn off the "tube" for a while 
and do something productive, like pick 
up a good book or watch a movie, or 
even turn on the radio and listen to one 
of those classic AM radio shows like 
"The Shadow." 

Better yet, write to the networks 
and let them know what you think of 
their programming. Let them know 
what you like and dislike about their 
programming. Networks respond really 
well to viewers' letters, so it is the best 
way to change the direction that TV is 
headed in. 

The networks base their decisions 
off of what the Neilsen ratings tell them 
about what people want to watch. At 
this point, Neilson gets their ratings 
from the opinions of approximatley 
5000 viewing families. This is a very 
small percentage of the population. 

The solution is simple: bypass 
Neilsen. They don't come to you, but 
you have every right to go to the net- 


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October 1 , 2003 

The Echo 7 

From MLB to CLU 

By Justin Shore 
Staff Writer 

Peter Gunny is a 6'0", 185-pound 
junior transfer student who is overjoyed 
at being a student and a football player at 
California Lutheran University. 

Gunny is a sports medicine major who 
has picked CLU not just for athletics, but 
for academics as well. He likes the small 
class sizes and the environment that CLU 
has to offer. 

Gunny, a wide receiver for the Kings- 
men football team, has formed a strong 
bond with his teammates and coaching 

"I really like the guys on the team, and 
the coaching is head and shoulders above 
any football coaching 1 have ever had," 
Gunny said. "We have a very sophisticated 
approach to playing football." 

Wearing jersey No. 4, Gunny has al- 
ready made positive contributions for the 

Kingsmen. Receiver and special teams 
coach Jason Munoz says that Gunny has 
been a pleasure to work with. 

"He has helped our team tremen- 
dously, and he fits in very well among the 
guys." Munoz said. 

Gunny has played very well in the 
first three games of the season. Catch- 
ing passes in each game, his presence has 
definitely been felt. On Sept. 20, versus 
University of Redlands, Gunny scored two 
touchdowns although the Kingsmen were 
unable to come up with the win. 

In high school, Gunny was a two-sport 
athlete. He managed to receive All City 
recognition in both football and baseball. 

"I have been blessed to be able to stay 
healthy and play two sports," Gunny said. 
A graduating member of the class of 
1999 at Granada Hills High School, Gunny 
has traveled an interesting path leading up 
to attending CLU. 

After high school, Peter played foot- 

Photograph by Dan Norton 

Gunny celebrates after one of his two 
touchdowns versus Redlands, Sept. 20. 

ball and baseball at Pierce College in West 
Hills, Calif. He did well in both sports, and 
the Major League Baseball scouts were ea- 
ger to acquire him. In the 2002 amateur 
baseball draft, Gunny was selected in the 
20th round by the Kansas City Royals. 

"1 felt like all of my hard work had 
finally paid off. When I got that phone call 
from the Royals ... I felt larger than life," 
Gunny said. 

Soon after the draft, Gunny was sent 
to Spokane, Wash., to play minor league 
baseball. His stay there was short-lived. 

He returned to California, hoping 
to move on from baseball and earn his 
bachelor's degree. Over the past sum- 
mer, CLU football coach and friend of the 
Gunny family Troy Starr suggested Gunny 
look into Cal Lutheran as an option to play 
football while getting an education. 

"It was just a good fit for me to come 
to CLU. I could live at home and go to a 
great school," Gunny said. 

Kingsmen soccer nabs first win of season 

By Lindsey Rarick 
Staff Writer 

The Cal Lutheran men's soccer team 
lost 4-0 at a home game Wednesday versus 
Redlands. Redlands, ranked 11th nation- 
ally, improved to 6-1 overall and a perfect 
2-0 in league play. 

The first goal was scored three minutes 
into the game by Bulldog K.C. Nordfors. 
Sergio Juarez had the assist. Twenty-two 
minutes later, Nordfors provided an assist 
to Adam Acosta, who scored the second 
goal of the game in the 25th minute. At 
the end of the first half, the score remained 
2-0 Redlands. 

"We need to shut down goals early in 
the game. It is hard to make our way out 
of a goal deficit," CLU Head Coach Dan 
Kuntz said. 

In the second half. Redlands continued 
to shoot and Nordfors was able to find 
the back of the net once again, giving the 
Bulldogs a 3-0 lead. This time, Nordfors 
was assisted by Sam Mirkovich in the 57th 
minute of play. The final goal of the game 
was unassisted by Liam Connors I, who 
scored in the 66th minute, raising the score 

Photograph by Billy Proclor 
Dean Klip/el battles for the ball with a 
Whittier opponent in the Kingsmen s 6-0 
victory, Sept. 27. 
to 4-0 Redlands. 

After the 66th minute of play, the 
Kingsmen were able to keep the Bulldogs 
from scoring additional goals for the re- 
mainder of the game. However, the Bull- 
dogs out-shot the Kingsmen 11-4 in the 
second half. Despite the goals from Red- 
lands, the Cal Lutheran defense worked 
hard, pulling Redlands offsides four times. 
The Kingsmen never let down their inten- 
sity, receiving four yellow cards and one 
red card while the Bulldogs received one 

yellow card. 

CLU keeper Jamie Lavelle picked up 
seven saves while Redlands keeper Geoff 
Raives saved five CLU shots. 

"I thought we played well, but we just 
didn't capitalize on our opportunities "ju- 
nior forward Daniel Clegg said. 

The Kingsmen soccer team shutout 
Whittier. a SOIAC opponent. 6-0 Saturday 
at North Field. Each of the six CLU goals 
came from a different CLU player. 

The game marked Cal Lutheran's first 
win of the season, improving its overall 
record to 1-5-1 and 1-2 in league play. 
Whittier fell to 0-6 and 0-3. 

"We wanted to get our first league win 
under our belts," Kuntz said. 

Early in the first half, Kingsmen se- 
niors Havard Aschim and Kevin Stone 
worked together to get the first goal 2:53 
into the game. Stone passed the ball to 
Aschim, who fired it past Whittier keeper 
Andy Khamoui. The next goal came from 
sophomore midfielder, Michael Falcone, 
who scored unassisted 17 minutes into the 
game. Senior defensive midfielder Dean 
Klipfel scored the final first-half goal in 
the 35th minute of play. Aschim figured 
into the scoring again, picking up the as- 

sist. The Kingsmen ended the first half 
leading 3-0. 

"I think we went in with more confi- 
dence than ever and just took it to 'em," 
Clegg said. 

In the second half, Alex Candia scored 
his first collegiate goal unassisted in the 
75th minute. Senior Adam Bustamante 
followed, scoring an unassisted goal 83 
minutes into the game. Seconds later, ju- 
nior midfielder Brian Blevins scored on an 
assist from sophomore Derek Rogers for 
the final goal of the game. 

"It proved that our non-starters are just 
as strong as our starters. This game gave 
each person a chance to feel the glory of 
scoring in a collegiate game. Now each 
person just has to sustain that feeling," 
Clegg said. 

In addition to out-scoring the Poets 6- 
0, the Kingsmen also dominated the game 
by out-shooting the Poets 27-3. CLU 
keepers Jason Block and Lavelle shared 
time in the goal with Lavelle required to 
stop one shot. 

"We are beginning to show a little bit 
of our true colors. I am very proud of our 
guys. This is the capability of our team," 
Kuntz said. 

Res. Life working to improve fitness center 

By Kyle Wells 
Staff Writer 

Residence Life has recently taken over 
the operation of Cal Lutheran's fitness cen- 
ter. The changing of the guard came this 
past year when the athletics department 
turned over responsibility to Residence 

Residence Life's goal is to impove the 
weight room through additions like aero- 
bics classes and new cardio equipment. 

The fitness center has gone though 
many changes over the past few years, 
but none as drastic as in recent months. 
Many CLU students have said that the 
weight room lacks proper equipment and 
tools for a thorough workout. However, 
under the supervision of Nathan Fall, ARC 
coordinator of fitness and recreation, the 
CLU weight room has reduced the clutter 
of the machines and increased its overall 

"Some of the big improvements that 
we have made in the weight room are the 
changes in the layout to increase space and 
to really try and keep the machines clean," 
Fall said. 

Residence Life has also purchased 
new weight belts, an XM radio system 
and attachments for the cable machines. 
One of the most noticeable changes to the 
weight room is the remodeling of the front 
counter and the renovation of the bathroom 
into an office for Fall. 

"I think that the weight room is going 
in the right direction with all the improve- 
ments and I hope it keeps getting better," 
said Ken Westphalen, CLU student and 
football player. 

The improvements to the weight room 
do not stop there. Fall, with the assistance 
of Residence Life and Facilities, is trying 
to purchase more cardio equipment for the 
fitness center. Due to the lack of electrical 
outlets, the amount of equipment they can 
have in the weight room is limited. 

"We are trying to get more cardio 
equipment for you guys, but things like 
treadmills take up a lot of energy, and this 
building lacks the proper outlets t« support 
that many machines," Fall said. 

Residence Life is also looking into 
offering classes like kickboxing and Tae- 
Bo in the weight room. Due to conflicting 
schedules, they have been unable to find 
someone to fill the instructor position. 

"We have interviewed 35 people for 
the job, but every time there is a conflict 
with scheduling," Fall said. 

Residence Life is also trying to get 
drop-down televisions and fans in the 
weight room to help improve the atmo- 

"I really think the improvements in 
the weight room are great, and I hope they 
keep coming," said Chad Brown, CLU stu- 
dent and employee in the weight room. 

Residence Life has increased the 
hours in which CLU students can use the 
weight room, extending hours to 1 1 p.m. 

Residence Life has also allocated time spe- 
cifically for CLU athletic teams to use the 
weight room for practices. 

In coming years, CLU students can 
look forward to the new weight room be- 
ing built in the new athletic facilities on (he 
North Campus. It will be two stories high, 
and have separate floors for both cardio 
and Olympic lifting. 

"The new facilities will be comparable 
to an L.A. Fitness or a 24 Hour Fitness 
when completed," Fall said. 

The only problem that restricts Resi- 
dence Life and Fall from making any dras- 
tic changes in CLU's present fitness center 
is their funding. The weight room is a new 
part to Residence Life, so they have yet to 
fully factor it into their budgeting. This is 
causing problems because Residence Life 
is forced to find alternative ways to fund 
projects like new cardio machines and 
televisions. Residence Life feels that these 
problems should be solved over the next 
couple of months. 

8 The Echo 


October 1,2003 

Pepperdine takes CLU Invite 

By Devon Bostock 
Staff Writer 

Pepperdine University took first place 
in both the men's and women's races at the 
Cal Lutheran Cross Country Invitational 
on Saturday, and a Ventura College athlete 
broke a course record. 

In the women's race, Pepperdine had 
five runners in the top 10 and three in the 
top five out of the field of 80 runners. Pep- 
perdine's score in the meet was 26 points. 
It was followed by the University of Red- 
lands with 70 points and Ventura College 
with 87 points. 

"The competition was very strong with 
Division I Pepperdine and a very strong 
Ventura College team in the mix," said 
CLU Coach Scott Fickerson. 

Ventura College athlete Mary Biggs 
turned in the best-time-ever run on the 

Photograph by Billy Proctor 

Runners from various schools slarl-ojfthe 
CLU Invitational Sept. 27. 

CLU course by a woman. Her time for the 
five kilometer race was 20:34. 

For the Regals, Carly Sandell and 
Emma Holman returned from injuries this 

week and raced for the first time this sea- 
son. Kristy Fischer, a part-time runner, also 
raced for the first time this season, and the 
Regals placed fourth. 

"I'm not too impressed with how I 
did," Sandell said. "But 1 was out for two 
weeks with a hamstring injury. The hardest 
part was getting into racing mode again 
since I was out with a knee injury all last 
[cross country] season. I'm looking for- 
ward to San Francisco, though, and getting 
back into race shape again." 

Fickerson, on the other hand, was im- 
pressed with the women's performances. 

"The women's team is coming along 
well. Our top three women ran very strong 
races. It was great to have Carly and Emma 
back running for us," he said. 

Even though there was some disagree- 
ment on individual performances, every- 
one agreed that the CLU course is the 
hardest around. 

"Our course is the hardest we'll run on 
this year, so that is good," Holman said. 

In the men's race, Pepperdine placed 
first. They had four runners in the top 10. 
also out of a field of approximately 80. 
Pepperdine's winning score was 38 points, 
followed by the University of Laveme 
with 77 points and Ventura College with 
92 points. 

Tyler Ross and John Cummings high- 
lighted the Kingsmen's race, and the team 
came in fourth place. Ross was the top 
CLU finisher, coming in 12th with a time 
of 30:56. Cummings was close behind with 
a time of 31:11. It was also Cummings' 
first race of the season. He was a late addi- 
tion to the team. 

"Our men stepped it up a notch this 
week. They avenged their loss to Cal Tech 
last week. La Verne is in our cross hairs 
next," Fickerson said. 

Volleyball opens league with a pair of wins 

By Luke Patten 
Staff Writer 

The CLU volleyball team started out 
strong in league play last week by winning 
two of its three matches. 

The Regals began the week with a 
home match against Whittier. After a slow 
start, CLU was able to rally and win in five 
games (32-34, 27-30, 30-28, 30-19, 15-6). 

CLU stepped up its play late in the 
match. They hit .385 in the fourth game 
and .333 in the fifth while holding Whittier 
to .09 1 and -.158. 

Sophomore Gianna Regal said that 
it's not unusual for the team to get off to 
a slow start. 

"Sometimes it takes us a little time 
to get warmed up and get comfortable," 
Regal said. "It might have been a little bit 
of nerves." 

During the match, sophomore Christie 
Barker led a balanced CLU attack with 16 

kills. Freshman Meredith Nelson had 15, 
while junior Katie Schneider and Regal 
added 1 1 and 10, respectively. 

Setting up the attack were freshman 
Jessica Hagerty and sophomore Keely 
Smith who had 3 1 and 25 assists apiece. 

Junior Brionna Morse led the defen- 
sive effort for the Regals, coming up with 
18 digs. Haggerty added 15 and Schneider 
chipped in with 10. 

"It's good to start conference with a 
win because it helps to maintain focus for 
the rest of the conference games," Nelson 

Regal felt that being able to battle back 
from such a slow start was a big statement 
for the team to make. 

"We're basically the underdogs in our 
conference so being able to battle back and 
win, of course it adds confidence," Regal 

CLU then traveled to Concordia for a 
match that was there for the taking, but that 
they let slip away. 

Concordia won the match in four 
games (30-24, 26-30, 30-23, 30-25), but 
each game was closely contested. 

"I think our coach put it well when 
he said that we just didn't look like we 
were ready to play," Regal said. "We 
should have won, but we just didn't mesh 
well. Sometimes you have those games." 

Schneider and Barker each finished 
with a match-high 19 kills while Nelson 
totaled 11. Smith led the way in assists 
with 46. 

Once again Morse led the way on 
defense by recording 24 digs. Smith had 
18 and Barker finished with 15. Both Sch- 
neider and Nelson added 12. 

Nelson said the team's performance 
was due to a variety of factors. 

"It was just a breakdown in a lot of 
areas. We lost some communication and 
a couple of players got down. That kind 
of brought the whole team down," Nelson 

The Regals didn't have much time to 

dwell on the loss, though, as the very next 
night they had to travel to take on Caltech. 

The Regals again had a little trouble 
getting started, but managed to find their 
way to a three-game win (30-25, 30-22, 

Evidence of the team's slow start could 
be seen in their attack percentage. In the 
first game they hit only .1 19 and the sec- 
ond game they managed just a . 1 00. In the 
third game, however, the Regals righted 
the ship and hit .375. 

Caltech is traditionally a weak team, 
and this year should be no different. Nel- 
son said that may have had something to do 
with the slow start. 

"It's hard when you're a lot faster than 
the other team. You want to play down 
their level, but I think in that third game 
we started to play better," Nelson said. 

Nelson and Barker each led the offen- 
sive attack with II kills, while Schneider 
finished with eight. Smith recorded all 28 
of the team's assists. 

Football falls to nationally ranked Azusa Regals soccer dro ps two in SCI AC 

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By Etienne Emanuel 

Staff Writer 

California Lutheran faced off this 
week against No. 11 nationally ranked 
Azusa Pacific University (National Ath- 
letic Intercollegiate Association). The 
Kingsmen were tied at 10-10 at the half, 
but the Cougars rallied in the second half 
and won 31-10. 

The Kingsmen offense struck first in 
the game. Azusa had pinned Cal Lutheran 
back on the 16-yard line after one of the 
five punts the Kingsmen defense forced in 
the first half. 

Casey Preston connected with Jimmy 
Fox on fly pattern for a 32-yard pickup. 
Several plays later, wideout Alex Gon- 
zales made an adjustment coming back 
to the ball to make a catch for a gain of 
35 yards. Preston then carried the ball 
and was brought down on the goal line. 
Azusa nearly came up with a goal line 
stand after stuffing the Kingsmen on three 
run tries. Squires kept the offense on the 
field on fourth and goal. Preston scored the 
touchdown, diving over the pile for the six 
points. The extra point was good and Cal 
Lutheran led 7-0. 

After another three and out by the 
Kingsmen defense, Chad Brown led the 
offense down the field with two strong 

carries, one for 10 yards and another for 
15. The drive led to a 29-yard field goal by 
Alex Espinoza and made the score 10-10. 

The defense held again and forced an- 
other punt. Azusa caught a break when the 
punt return was fumbled and the Cougars 
recovered inside the 20-yard line. Cal Lu's 
defense would only give up a field goal af- 
ter David Garza sacked the quarterback on 
third and short. Azusa later tied the score 
with 1:09 left on a deep pass pattern down 
the sideline. 

The Cougars dominated the second 
half. The Kingsmen defense held for sever- 
al series. Kyle Paterik intercepted a pass to 
end a Cougar drive, and Garza had another 
drive ending tackle on third down, but they 
couldn't hold off the APU offense. 

With 5:00 left in the third, the Cougars 
scored a touchdown. Azusa scored again to 
start the fourth quarter and made their way 
to the end zone again midway through the 

Cal Lu was close to getting on the 
scoreboard again when it recovered a 
fumbled punt, but Preston's pass bounced 
off the helmet of a lineman, sailed into the 
air and was intercepted to end the drive. 

"We were right there; we just had a 
couple bad breaks and the momentum 
swung their way. We dug ourselves a hole 
and couldn't come back," Paterik said. 

By Arif Hasan 
Staff Writer 

The Regals took on the University of 
Redlands Sept, 24 and battled hard with a 
disappointing loss of 6-3. 

The Bulldogs led at the half 4-1, but 
the Regals didn't give up scoring 
two goals in the second half. The 
Bulldogs maintained their lead to 
finish on top of the Regals. The 
three Regal goals were scored by 
Kristina Sterling. Bonnie Bom- 
hauser and Tiffany Pfeifer. 

After the loss to the Bull- 
dogs, the Regals hosted the 
Whittier Poets Sept. 27, drop- 
ping the game 3-1. 

With the Regals' starting 
goalie Pamela Clark out because 
of a red card received during the 
Redlands game, second-string 
goalie Caroline Beddow took 
the net. 

"I was confident having 
Caroline in the game because 
she is a good keeper, and she 
went out there and played fine," 
said Coach Dan Kuntz. 

Freshmen Katherine Geb- 
hardt tied the game 1-1 at the end 
of the first half. Then the unex- 

down on a punt and sprained her ankle. 
With Beddow out of the game, the Poets 
capitalized on the Regals' inexperienced 
third-string goalie, and scored with eight 
minutes left in the game. The Poets then 
ensured their win with a third goal scored 
to finish the game. 

Photograph by Danny Ermolovich 

Freshman Katie Gebhardl wins the bailie for a 
pected occurred; Beddow came header against a Whittier opponent. 

California Lutheran University 



Volume 44, No. 4 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. CA 91 360 

October 8, 2003 


Kingsmen football learn defeats 
La Verne. 

See story page 10 


Brown Bag Series offers advice on how to avoid and deal with rape. 

See story page 5 


Harold Sloner Clark lecture 

See story page 4 

Fundraising efforts pay off 

By Erick Elhard 
Staff Writer 

Nearly 200 people closest to the 
CLU community gathered in the gym- 
nasium on Friday evening to learn more 
about the university's evolution. All 
CLU faculty, staff and administrators 
were invited to the "Now is the Time" 
dinner to be informed on the progress 
of the campaign that shares the same 

There has been some confusion 
about the "Now is the Time" campaign, 
including how the budget is being dis- 
persed and which building projects are 
included in the agenda. Some have been 
disconcerted, feeling that athletics — spe- 
cifically the North Campus project — is 
being emphasized above academics in 
the project's budget allotments. 

The North Campus division of the 
plan is extensive and has received a 
lion's share of the press and discussion 
so far. The sum of $22.3 million has 
been reserved for the construction of its 
two gymnasiums, aquatics center, soc- 
cer, football, and baseball fields, tennis 
courts and classrooms. However, athlet- 
ics and the North Campus are not the 
only foci of the expansion process. 

The already completed $6.7 million 
Spies-Bornemann Center for Education 
and Technology is part of the "Now 
is the Time" project. Additionally, 25 
percent of the building space created in 

Photographed by Kyle Pelerson 

Speakers (left to right) Joe Everson. Sue Bauer. Leanne Neilson and Julius Bianchi 
prepare for their speeches for the "Now is the Time " dinner Friday night 

the North Campus development will be 
classrooms for the budding exercise sci- 
ence and sports medicine program. 

Susan McQuilkin, assistant director 
of CLU's campaign office, planned the 
dinner and said that the main goal of 
the evening is to bring faculty and staff 
together as the "Now is the Time" cam- 
paign changes phases. Until two-thirds 
of the budgetary goal was achieved, it 
was in a quiet phase where alumni, sup- 
porters and big donors were contacted. 
Now that $65 million of the $80 million 
has been raised, the campaign is going 
public, beginning with CLU faculty and 

Friday's dinner was the first step in 
this process. University President Luther 
Luedtke and four co-chairs, Joe Everson, 
Sue Bauer, Julius Bianchi and Leanne 

Neilson, were brought in to speak. Fol- 
lowing the president's welcome, Ever- 
son, a professor in the religion depart- 
ment, described the "Now is the Time" 
plan and its goals. The goals included 
reserving over half of the $80 million 
budget for academic endowments, such 
as professorships, academic chair posi- 
tions and academic scholarships. 

"Let's not aim too low," said Ever- 
son. "Now is the time for us to mark this 
significant moment in CLU history in a 
meaningful way." 

Bauer and Bianchi of Information 
Systems Services explained the suc- 
cesses and challenges of "Now is the 

"The heart of this campaign is build- 
ing. Not just with brick and mortar but 
building lives," Bauer said. 

Bianchi identified and praised spe- 
cific individuals who have helped the 
campaign achieve its current success. 
Bauer categorized challenges in raising 
the budget's final $15 million, such as 
an U.S. economic downturn and a young 
alumni base. Forty percent of CLU 
alumni have graduated in the past 10 
years, which means it is hard to collect 
donations from a group of people who 
are not yet financially stable. Despite 
these problems, Bauer remains positive 
in her outlook. 

"Without the challenges, the sweet 
taste of success is diminished," she 

Neilson, an associate professor of 
psychology and the faculty chair, con- 
cluded the evening with a call to action. 
She explained that "Now is the Time" 
informational packets will be distributed 
to faculty and staff within the next week 
and will contain detailed instructions 
on how recipients can make donations. 
Neilson emphasized that there is no do- 
nation too small and that annual giving, 
one-time gifts and future endowments 
are all welcome means of contributions. 

"This campaign will take CLU to 
the next level of excellence." Neilson 

If "Now is the Time" is able to meet 
its economic goals and receive approval 
from the city of Thousand Oaks, ground 
will break on North Campus in January 

Career Center details plans for Fall 

By Cassandra Wolf 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University's 
Career Services offers workshops each 
semester to help students and alumni find 
jobs and prepare for graduate schools. Ca- 
reer counselor and recruitment coordinator 
Cynthia Smith said that the workshops, 
most of which are offered once every 
semester, are open to CLU students (in- 
cluding ADEP and graduate students) and 

"We have different workshops in the 
fall semester versus the spring semester," 
Smith said, "but the workshops series are 
offered every semester." 

Director of Career Services Cindy 
Lewis said that the workshops teach stu- 
dents and alumni many things beyond what 
they could learn from reading a book about 
career-related topics. 

According to the informational fl ier, the 
workshop "Discover Your Career Options" 

deals with choosing a major and building a 
resume toward a career. "Resume Clinic" 
teaches students how to write a resume 
and also provided samples of thank-you 
and recommendation letters. Lewis said 
that these letters can "make or break" an 

"Those who follow up with employers 
show they are serious candidates," Lewis 

"We go over sample 
questions and the people 
who attend the workshop 
ask questions they're not 
sure how to answer." 

Cynthia Smith 
Career counselor 

said. "One of the main benefits students 
and alumni can gain from the resume writ- 
ing workshop is how to translate what you 
have done onto the resume." 

According to the same flier, "Grad 
School, Med School and Law School" 
deals with the application and interview 
processes, along with the standardized 
tests for the respective schools and pro- 
grams students hope to enter. 

"We discuss time lines, applications 
and give lots of tips," Lewis said. 

Smith said that "Interviewing for 
Offers" is an interactive workshop in 
which the attendees learn about interview 
questions and handling panel interviews, 
among other tips. 

"We (Smith and Lewis) go over sample 
questions and the people who attend the 
workshop ask questions they're not sure 
how to answer," Smith said. "Mock in- 
terviews are also conducted and after each 
question do's and don'ts are discussed. 
Participants get great practice and hear 
other people's answers, which leaves them 
more confident for the real interview." 

Many topics are discussed in "Salary 
Negotiations," including salary research, 
salary requests and salary histories, among 


"A lot of people don't know that a sal- 
ary can be negotiable and that you should 
never give a salary history or requirements 
to employers. We leach you a smart way to 
deal with these requests." Smith said. "We 
go over the entire process, including salary 
ranges and the different types of perks." 

Each workshop is 1.5 hours long and 
is located in the Nelson Room. According 
to Smith, students and alumni can register 
for the workshops at the events section 
of They can also 
e-mail, call or visit Career Services to fill 
out a registration form. The workshops are 
based primarily on what students request. 

"Cindy and I meet and we develop a 
workshop schedule," Smith said. "A lot 
of times, we use what students ask dur- 
ing counseling sessions. We encourage 
students to take advantage of the resources 

"It's a great way to leam a lot of in- 
formation in a little over an hour." Lewis 

2 The Echo 


OCTOBER 8. 2003 

a sneak peek of this week at the lu 


October 8 

Homecoming Court Nominations 

SUB _ 

9 a.m. 


October 9 


10:10 a.m. 



October 10 

Kingsmen Soccer vs. Claremont-Mudd- 
'Scripps Colleges 

North Field 
4 p.m. 

Reguls Volleyball vs. Chapman Univ. 

7:30 p.m. 

Rotaract Meeting 

Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 

Grad School, Med School & Law 
School - Application Process 

Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

College Democrats Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
7 p.m. 

Hawaiian Club Meeting 

Apartments Lounge 
6 p.m. 


Regals Volleyball vs. Claremont-Mudd- 

Scrlpps Colleges 

7:30 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
6:30 p.m. 

ASCLU-G RHA Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


October 12 

Lord of Life Worship Service \ "' \ ^ 
Chapel fUrW 

5 p.m. /* r 


10 p.m. 



October 13 

ASCLU-G Senate Meetin, 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 


October 14 

Homecoming Court Elections 


9 a.m. 

CSC Blood Drive 

9 p.m. 

Brown Bag Series 

12 p.m. 

Midnight Madness 

11:30 p.m. 



Seeking purl-time youth pastor: 
Visionland Mission Church (a Korean 
community church in Newbury Park) is 
seeking a parl-lime youlh pastor to handle 
sermons, leaching, and other pastoral care. 
Prefer a graduate student of theology. 
If interested call Tom Hyun at: 

Help Needed: Psychology. special 
education, child development students 
are sought out in Ventura, Oxnard, Simi 
Valley, and surrounding areas to provide 
supervised climcal/behavonal intervention 
to children with autism. Pay scale ranges 
between $10-17 commensurable to 

If interested, contact Michelle at; 


or fax resume to: 

Tutors Needed: Tutors are needed in the 
areas of high school math and science. The 
tutoring takes place at local high schools in 
Camarillo and Oxnard from 3:00-5.00 p.m. 
on weekdays (Mondays-Thursdays), As a 
tutor you can work any or all of these days. 
The pay scale is S7-S10 per hour. 

If interested, call Upward Bound at: 

(805) 493-3350 

or slop by at the: 

E-building, room 4A 

Classified ads can be placed on 

the Calendar page for a flat rate 

regardless of word count. Discount 

available for multiple-issue orders. 

Ads are subject to editing for content 

8c clarity. 


(805) 493-3865 


Meetings are held every 

MONDAY at 5:15 p.m. 

in the Apartments Lounge 


Everyone is WELCOME! 

For more information, call: 

Juanita Pryor-Hall 


(BSU Advisor) 

Hungry for the Word? 

When Friday rolls around, we tend to feel a big sigh of relief that 
we have survived yet another week. With all the busy schedules 
that accompany our lives, it helps to have 
a few moments set aside each week to 
feast on God's Word. Join us this and 
every Friday at 12 noon for a half 
hour Devotional Eucharist in the 
Meditation Chapel. 

Want to know more? Call the Campus Ministry 
office at x3228. 

Where are YOU going? 

Come find out more at the 

Study Abroad Office 

Talk to Grace or Kacey 

Building £-9 
Ex. 3750 

Open Mon - Fri. 



For 21 and Over Club 

k N0 pay to play 

*NO pre-sold tickets 

*25 minutes from campus 

*Excellent new venue 



If interested, call: 
(805) 529-5884 

S*m»<> e»m«:s5* Omsbu 

OHJ's faculty omsbudspersons for student concerns are available to help students 

resolve problems or conflicts that they may be having with faculty in a 

confidential and unofficial manner. 

Your on-campus omsbudspersons are: 

F>r. Eva Ramirez 


Office: Humanities 232 

Phone: (SOS) 493-3349 


Dr. Charles Hall 


Office: G-1S 

Phone (S05) 493-3437 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 


Office: SBET 119 

Phone: (80S) 493-3374 

Don't let conflict 

your learning experience; contact one of these three professors 
and solve the problem! 

October 8, 2003 


The Echo 3 

Students skate back to ' 80s 

By Cameron Brown 
Staff Writer 

Rollerdome, a local Thousand Oaks 
skating rink, was filled with California 
Lutheran University students on Friday, 
Oct. 3. The event was sponsored by AS- 
CLU and was part of its weekly Club Lu 

Like all Club Lu events, students 
were admitted at no charge, and the at- 
tendees had the option of either choos- 
ing roller skates or roller blades. 

Some students, like sophomore Fe- 
licia Alexander, decided to attend the 
event because "it offered a fun night's 
outing, at no cost." she said. 

Alexander said that she usually goes 
to the Club Lu activities every week be- 
cause it offers a time of relaxation after 
a long and hectic week of intense study- 

Other students, such as David 
Sundby, junior and residential adviser, 
said that he enjoys going to the events 
because he has the opportunity to mingle 
with his friends and catch up on what's 
going on around campus. 

"Since I am an RA, I find that I re- 
ally don't have a lot of time to hang out 
with friends," Sundby said, "but at least 
on Friday nights, assuming on I am not 
on [RA] duty, I can have a good time and 
forget about the stress that often comes 
from studying and working." 

Of the estimated 100 students who 
opted to spend their evening at Roll- 
erdome, about 80 took part in skating, 
while the rest congregated at the arcade 

Photographed by Sarah Garcia 

Students skate while decked out in '< 

room or sat in the seating area, located in 
the front of the complex. 

"Although I am really not that 
good of a skater, I still do it," Alexander 
said. "I am here with my friends so I 
have to get out on the skating floor, or 
else, what would be the point of coming 
here tonight?" 

On the other hand. Sundby thought 
that being at Rollerdome was good 

"Well, I am not that good of a skat- 
er, so I am probably not going to skate 
tonight," Sundby said. "Either way I go, 
though, I am still going to have an awe- 
some time with my friends. However, 

Photographed by Sarah Garcia 

Students show their penchant for retro/tacky clothing and skates Friday night at the 

my favorite part is watching all the 
people who don't know how to skate fall 
on their butts." 

David Zacks, sophomore and po- 
litical science major, didn't care what he 
was doing at Rollerdome, as long as it 
didn't entail studying. 

'"All week I slave and study in 
school," Zacks said. "Now that the 
week is over, I don't really mind what I 

do just as long as 1 am not studying for 
an upcoming test. 1 will have to say that 
I do like the Club Lu events because at 
least I get to see my friends that I don't 
really get to see during the academic 

According to Sundby, the night was 
a success and filled with good times. He 
concluded by saying that he looks for- 
ward to the upcoming Club Lu events. 

CLU adds new professors: Part 2 

By Heather Peterson 
Staff Writer 

Dr. Julia Fogg, Dr. Ritva Lofst- 
edt. Dr. Peter McDermott, Dr. Adina 
Nack and Dr. Cecelia Travick-Jack- 
son are five of the 10 new faculty 
members here at California Lutheran 

Fogg has come to CLU after teach- 
ing at the Candler School of Theology 
for several years. She completed her 
bachelor's degree from Colgate and 
a Divinity degree from Yale. Cur- 
rently, she is completing her doctoral 
studies at Emory University. 

"I am very excited to be teaching 
in a liberal arts setting," Fogg said 
about CLU. She enjoys being a part 
of a college that is affiliated with the 
church, and enjoys being a part of a 
university curriculum. 

"I love [CLU]. The students are 
fun and engaged and willing to think 
and work hard. The other faculty 
members are good colleagues. CLU 
is a very welcoming place, and has 
done a lot to reach out to new fac- 
ulty," Fogg said. 

Fogg is teaching Religion 100 and 
introduction to the New Testament. 

In her spare time, she enjoys hik- 
ing, ceramics, clay and dance. 

"I love to teach and I love to 
learn, and I get to do all that here," 
Fogg said. 

Lofstedt received her doctor- 
ate from UCLA in 1995, spent two 

years at the institute for theoretical 
physics at UCSB and another year 
in the control and dynamical systems 
department at California Technical 
Institute. Since then, she has taken 
time off to be a mother to her three 
sons, ages two, three and five. 

"CLU is a very welcom- 
ing place, and has done 
a lot to reach out to new 

Dr. Julia Fogg 
Religion professor 

"This involves a lot of Lego- 
building, earth moving, swing-push- 
ing and story-telling," Lofstedt said. 

"Needless to say, I'm thrilled to 
be back into academia in general and 
physics in particular again," Lofstedt 

"CLU is in a perfect location and 
I immediately took a liking to the 
small, friendly campus ... I like walk- 
ing around campus and recognizing 
people and being recognized by so 
many students and faculty. At UCLA, 
with a student population of 30,000, 
I remained pretty much anonymous," 
Lofstedt said. 

Lofstedt is teaching calculus- 
based mechanics and thermodynam- 
ics, and geometric physical optics. 

Her spare time is consumed by 
her children. 

McDermott has come to CLU with 
a very interesting background. 

He started night school at CLU in 
1990, after being an anesthesiologist 
for 35 years. 

"I wanted to see if I could start 
completely over," McDermott said. 

After graduating from CLU in 
1992, he continued his education and 
received his doctorate from UCSB 
last September. 

When a temporary opening in the 
history department came up, one of 
McDermott's former teachers, Paul 
Hanson, offered him the job. He is 
currently teaching the history of Eu- 
ropean Revolution and co-teaching 
world civilization. 

"[The faculty] are great. It's so 
nice coming back as a former student 
and seeing so many friendly and fa- 
miliar faces," McDermott said. 

Nack is the new assistant profes- 
sor of sociology at CLU, teaching 
popular culture, deviance and con- 
temporary social issues. 

Previously, she was the assistant 
professor of sociology at the Univer- 
sity of Maine. 

Nack interviewed with Dr. 
Charles Hall at the annual sociology 
conference, and "really hit it off." 
Nack later came for an on-campus 

"Everyone seemed to enjoy work- 
ing or going to school here," Nack 


"I've found CLU students to be 
confident and outgoing, willing to 
participate in the classroom and in- 
terested in talking outside of class ... 
Here at CLU, I've felt welcomed by 
both administrators and staff, many 
of whom have already helped to ease 
my transition and made me feel like 
my questions and ideas are impor- 
tant," Nack said. 

In her spare time, Nack enjoys 
reading, walking her dogs, spending 
time with her husband and visiting 
her parents and sister. 

Travick-Jackson is the new as- 
sistant professor of education, and 
recently finished her doctorate in 
language, literature and sociocul- 
tural studies at the University of New 

Travick-Jackson saw the posi- 
tion advertised in the Chronicle for 
Higher Education. 

"To my great delight, Dean 
Bartell called me and invited me to 
interview for the position," Travick- 
Jackson said. 

"I love the students. I like the 
family atmosphere that's here so that 
when you come to CLU, you become 
part of a family. There's a sense that 
this is where you belong," Travick- 
Jackson said. 

In her spare time, Travick-Jack- 
son likes to spend quality time with 
her husband, loves horses, dogs and 
cats and paints ceramic tiles. 

4 The Ecu 


October 8, 2003 

"Flow" will be 
topic of lecture 

By Brian Roberts 
Staff Writer 

On Monday, Oct. 13, CLU will host 
the 18th annual Harold Stoner Clark 
Lecture in the Samuelson Chapel. The 
event is sponsored by the philosophy 
department and co-sponsored by both 
the global biotechnology company 
AMGEN and the CLU Center for Lead- 
ership and Values. The lectures are en- 
dowed by the late Harold Clark and his 
work between science and philosophy 
in regards to the limitations of science. 

This year's speaker is Mihaly 
Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D, formerly the 
chair of the department of psychology 
at the University of Chicago and now 
the C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor 
of psychology at Claremont Graduate 
University. Csikszentmihalyi is world- 
renowned for his writings about flow 
and its relation to personal happiness 
and creative work. He has written over 
200 articles which have been featured 
in Newsweek, The New York Times 
and The Chicago Tribune. He has writ- 
ten 16 books including "Flow," "The 
Evolving Self," and "Creativity." He 
has spent much time on business eth- 
ics and the ethics of journalism and the 
media and has been the focus of major 

TV stories on NOVA and the BBC. 

Csikszentmihalyi will cover in 
depth in two lectures, one at 10 a.m. 
and the other at 4 p.m., the psychol- 
ogy of optimal experience, which is 
the state of mind in which one feels 
both mastery of one's subject matter 
and sense of creativity. He will also 
discuss which organizational structures 
make these possible. The first lecture, 
titled, "The Creative Person and the 
Creative Context," will cover the fam- 
ily background, personality, motiva- 
tion and thought processes shared by 
creative individuals and the social and 
cultural factors that can promote cre- 
ative achievement. His second lecture, 
"Flow and the Quality of Life" will 
describe the elements of the flow expe- 
rience, referring to the total absorption 
in an activity that requires the appli- 
cation of skills to overcome difficult 

"Mr. Csikszentmihalyi is very in- 
terdisciplinary," Nathan Tierney, pro- 
fessor in the philosophy department, 
said. "He has something to offer to 
both academics and professionals." 

"We are delighted to have him," 
Tierney said. "We are sure he will 
represent the best of what the Harold 
Stoner lectures are to accomplish." 

lssy: Campus 
goes wireless 

As of September 2003, all CLU 
residence halls and houses were 
equipped with wireless networks. 
CLUWnet now covers the residence 
halls, all classrooms, the Woodland 
Hills and Ventura campuses, Kings- 
men Park, and other buildings such 
as Pearson Library, the Centrum, and 
the Student Union. A complete cover- 
age map is available online at http: 

CLUWnet is an 802.11b WiFi 
network. Anyone with a CLU e-mail 
account can access the wireless net- 
work using an 802. 1 1 b network card. 

After launching a web browser 
such as Internet Explorer, users are 
automatically redirected to the log-in 
page. Students can simply log-in with 
an e-mail log-in name and password 
to authenticate and enable wireless 
network access. Any Internet resource 
normally available is accessible using 
a wireless connection. 

This new service provides flex- 
ibility and portability. Students may 
purchase 3Com wireless network 
cards through ISS; however, students 
may purchase other 802.11b wireless 

cards available at local retail stores. 

Installation and configuration 
of student procured-cards will be 
the owner's responsibility. Also, be 
aware that some cordless 2.4 GHz 
phones may cause problems with 
wireless reception, and, additionally, 
the use of personal wireless access 
points on campus is prohibited. Such 
devices will cause interference and 
will be removed. 

If interference occurs, ISS may 
ask you to remove your cordless 

Should you have questions re- 
garding the wireless network at CLU, 
please contact the CLU Help Desk at 
(805) 493-3698 or 



Apartments slated for new name 

By Heather Hoyt 
Staff Writer 

ASCLU voted on and approved the 
appointment of Eliz Baesler. a member of 
Programs Board, Dayna Berg, a resident 
assistant, and Nicholas Gordon, a mem- 
ber of Senate, to the positions of student 
representative on the Convocation Board 
last week. The three students will repre- 
sent CLU's student body and serve on the 
board for two years. 

Beginning Oct. 23, the apartments 
will be renamed Mogen Hall. A large do- 
nation was made to CLU by Mary Mogen, 
and the apartments are being renamed in 
her honor. 

ASCLU President Robert Boland and 
the CLU senators will meet with Martin 
Frinfrock, general manager of food ser- 
vices, and a representative from Sodexho 
sometime in mid-October to voice student 
concerns relating to the cafeteria. 

Any changes students would like to 
see made in the cafeteria should be di- 
rected to Rob Boland at ext. 2272. 

The Presidential Committee met last 
week and discussed capital expenditures. 
Apartments, Kramer and the Houses are 
requesting the replacement of the concrete 
walkway in Kramer Court with brick, the 
purchase of a new BBQ and the repainting 
of the study room. Thompson is request- 
ing a new VCR/DVD player. Mount Clef 

would like to replace its broken dryers and 
purchase a large linen dryer, and Pederson 
would like to refinish its pool table and 
purchase a pingpong table. Old West and 
New West are sending out surveys to their 
residents to see what the top three ideas 
for capital expenditures would be. 

Judges have been selected for the 
annual "How Rad is Your Pad?" contest. 
Brianne Davis, an evaluator in the Reg- 
istrars office, Catherine Ward, director 
of the center of Academic Resources and 
Robby Larson, director of Student Pro- 
grams, will be deciding who has the rad- 
dest pad this year. Individual hall judging 
will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 
7, and campus-wide judging will begin 

at 6 p.m. 

RHA is responsible for four booths at 
the Homecoming Carnival. Some of the 
ideas for booths that were discussed in- 
clude a ring toss, a dunking booth, a bean 
bag toss, putt-putt golfing and a Cakewalk. 
RHA also brainstormed about Attendance 
Wars during Homecoming Week. The 
wars may be a competition with the grand 
prize being the CLU spirit stick. 

RHA continued to brainstorm new 
ideas for Alcohol Awareness Week. Top- 
ics of discussion last week were prices for 
custom T-shirts and cups and information 
on getting some crashed cars on campus. 
Alcohol Awareness Week is Nov. 10 to 
Nov. 14. 

Programs Board makes plans for Halloween/ 
Homecoming week with "Freaky Film Fest" 

By Jennifer Pfautch 
Staff Writer 

On Sept. 29, Programs Board held its 
first meeting since returning from the AS- 
CLU retreat. During the retreat and at the 
meeting, Cosmic Bowling was discussed. 
Programs Board decided to go with the 
theme "High School Memories" for the 
Oct. 17 event. 

Students are encouraged to wear high 
school letterman's jackets, school colors, 
jerseys and anything else that represents 
where they went to high school. The bowl- 
ing alley California Lutheran has used in 

the past, Harley's Bowl, "would only like 
the first 300 people in the building at once, 
" said Jackie Gressman, who is planning 
the event it will be held at The New Bruns- 
wick alley in Camarillo instead. 

"The New Brunswick would be $900 
per hour compared to $600 an hour, but we 
can have more people and don't need to 
limit it," Gressman said. The event will run 
from 9 p.m. to 1 1 p.m. 

At Monday's meeting, the numer- 
ous events planned for Homecoming/ 
Halloween week were also talked about, 
including "Scream for your Team," for- 
mally known as Spirit Day, which will kick 

off Cal Lutheran's Spirit Week. 

Programs Board has many exciting 
things planned. Events for Spirit Day will 
be held all day in the SUB. Events include 
tie-dyed shirts, pictures taken with football 
players and cheerleaders, a table for poster 
making, games and a table for card mak- 

"Freaky Film Fest" is also planned for 
the week leading up to Halloween. This 
event will be Tuesday, Oct. 28, and will 
be held in Nygreen 1 from 9 p.m.-l a.m. 
"Scream" will be shown first, followed by 
the film "Halloween." 

Wednesday, Oct. 29, will be the "Late 

Night Breakfast" featuring "Play for Pay." 
"Halloween After Shock," a carnival 
in Kingsmen Park, was also discussed. It 
is planned for Nov. 1, the day after Hal- 
loween and "The Maliboo Ball." 

"We are thinking about keeping the 
Booty Shakers from Midnight Madness 
last year. Then after it gets dark, we are 
going to have acoustic guitar players to 
keep the mood mellower," said senior Sara 
Placas. "We would like to have a bonfire. 
We still need to talk with the right people 
to make sure that it is possible." 

More details will be available in the 

October 8. 2003 


Tim- Echo 5 

New West event tests names, aim 

By Lindsay Elliot 
Staff Writer 

Honestly, who throws a pie? Ap- 
parently, 25 New West residents do. On 
Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., the RAs in New West 
threw a hall dinner accompanied by a 
pie-throwing contest with the RAs as 
the target. Before the pie throwing be- 
gan, however, residents waited in line 
for hamburgers, veggie burgers, chips 
and hot cocoa while student perform- 
ers entertained the crowd. 

As students took a seat at the 
Crayon and toy-covered tables, juniors 
David Sundby and Quinn Brentson 
took the microphone. They opened up 
the night with a spur-of-the-moment 
acoustic set, followed by a solo per- 
formance by sophomore Steve Ford. 
Spoken Art, a two-person freestyle rap 
act featuring CLU student J.R Mavre- 
dakis closed the musical acts for the 
night. As the New West Hall Council 
was making the whipped-cream pies, 
sophomore Micah Naruo impressed 
the crowd by demonstrating his fire- 
throwing skills. 

Damien Pena, the emcee for the 
event, then announced that the pie- 
throwing fiasco would begin. The pie- 
throwing contest was played by a few 
simple rules. Before residents could 
throw a pie, they needed to fill out an 
information sheet that asked for their 
name and hall and then they proceeded 
to the line of prospective pie throwers. 

Photograph by Rachael Carver 
RA Keely Smith gets pied by Lynette 
Becker during I he RA program " Honestly 
Who Throws a Pie? " held on Oct. 2. 

Once residents reached the front of 
the line, they picked an RA that they 
thought would not know their name. 
If the chosen RA did not know their 
name, then the RA of the resident's 
hall had to guess. If that RA knew, then 
the first RA got the pie in the face. If 
neither knew, the RA of the resident's 
hall got it. 

Every RA in New West, and even 
West's ARC Chris Paul, ended up get- 
ting at least one pie in the face, but ju- 
nior Alice Franz and sophomore Keely 
Smith were the most targeted. 

"Seeing how this event was my 
idea and knowing that I did not know a 

Photograph by Rachael Cat 
Sophomore Micah Naruo impresses the crowd by showing off his fire-throwing skills 
during the RA program "Honestly Who Throws a Pie? " 

lot of people, I think I did pretty well," 
Franze said. 

Franze and Smith were pied over 
five times. Sophomore Jack Howard 
got the opportunity to throw a pie 
at Smith after she tried to guess his 

"I did not even know her name, 
so I figured that she would not know 
mine," Howard said. 

The "Honestly, Who Throws a 
Pie?" event brought in over 150 New 
West residents and reached the goal 
that the RAs had set. 

"This event helped build commu- 
nity within our hall," said sophomore 
Alex Mallen. "I think it's awesome 
that [the RA's] are making an effort to 
get to know the residents by sacrificing 
ourselves to the pies." 

Brown Bag: Aids rape victims 

By Kristina Sterling 
Staff Writer 

One in every three women will be 
raped sometime in her lifetime. One in ev- 
ery seven boys will be raped by the age of 
18. Fifty-one to 60 percent of college men 
report they would rape if they were sure 
they wouldn't get caught. 

These are just a few of the statistics 
California Lutheran University senior Mi- 
chelle Taylor dealt with during her three- 
and-a-half month internship at the District 
of Colombia Rape Crisis Center. 

Taylor, who is now back at CLU com- 
pleting her psychology degree, shared her 
experience at the Brown Bag lecture on 
Tuesday, Sept. 30. One of the main things 
Taylor stressed is the need for education. 

"It is, overall, really easy for women 
to be lulled into a false sense of security. 
It's important for women of all ages to be 
educated about rape and sexual assault so 
that they can become more aware of the 
potential dangers that exist in everyday 
life," Taylor said. 

Taylor's internship led her to meet 
face-to-face with rape victims on a daily 
basis. The center's workers, and many 
times Taylor herself, were often the first 
ones to meet with a victim at hospitals 
and police stations after the rape had been 

The center gives free counseling, free 
and low cost self-defense classes and con- 
ducts workshops to help victims channel 

their anger into change. 

One of the exercises the victims did 
was to write a message to their attacker or 
to God. or their feelings about overcoming 
their situation, on a T-shirt. The shirts were 
then hung on a clothesline. 

CLU students Adrienne Wilcox and 
Annika Ludewig attended the lecture and 
both thought the clothesline exercise was 
very powerful. 

"For other women to see the varied 
experiences, and where they are at in the 
healing process, I thought that was really 
neat," Wilcox said. 

"I thought it was a really good idea, 
and was sending a strong message," 
Ludewig said. "You wish more people 
could have learned about it." 

Wilcox was also very impressed with 
the outreach to the community the center 

"From what I know, it's pretty amaz- 
ing," Wilcox said. "I know there are some 
in the area here, but they are not widely 
publicized. I don't know that women in 
our community would know where to call 
if something happened to them." 

Taylor also talked about an event 
called "Take Back the Night," during 
which candles are lit for every victim of 
rape or sexual assault in the community. 
People then walk with the candles down 
a main street in a rally. The purpose is to 
show support for victims of sexual assualt 
and to raise awareness that it is a problem 
that cannot be ignored. 



Photograph from Women's Resource Center 

A rape victim wrote a message to their 
attacker about overcoming their situation 
on a T-shirt. 

CLU is making for a self-defense class 
to be offered to students in November, and 
there are hopes for a "Take Back the Night" 
to take place on Moorpark Road. 

For Taylor, the internship experience 
has changed her life. 

"I want to do social service now," 
Taylor said. "I want to help people where 
help is needed, and to make change where 
change is needed." 



1. Never walk alone. 

2. Always carry a cell phone. 

3. Always communicate to your 
where abouts with roommates and 


1 . Don't take a shower, eat or drink 

2. Remember three things about 
the perpetrator. 

3. Go straight to the hospital to do 
forensic samples. 

4. In the case that you are attacked 
the best thing one can do is to make as 
much noise as possible. 

If you or anyone you know has 
been a victim of rape or sexual assault 
contact The Coalition to End Domestic 
and Sexual Violence 24 hour hotline 
805-656- 1 1 1 1 or the Spanish-language 
hotline: 1-800-300-2181 

CLU Campus Security: 241-391 1 

Emergency Assistance: 911 

6 The Echo 


October 8, 2003 

Campus Quotes 

What is the hardest part about being in college? 

Kristie Barge. English/political science, Michelle Sekyra, biology, 2007 

"Learning how to balance my busy sched- "I think the hardest thing is knowing how 
ule." to study and prepare for tests and how to 

make time for everything else." 

Rachael West, nursing, 2006 
"Sleeping and getting enough sleep." 

Alex Williams, sports medicine, 2006 

"Trying to balance everything. It is hard 
trying to stomach the cafeteria food and 
trying to eat good." 

Tyler Ross, exercise science, 2004 

"My drive to school is the hardest part. 
Besides that, nothing is hard!" 

Amy Hobden, liberal studies, 2004 

"The hardest thing about college 
is balancing my education and my 
professional salon on campus! Check out 
Alante's Ghetto Salon: Potenburg!" 

Kyle Schantz, drama, 2007 

"I think self-motivation, or maybe time 
management, or so many honeys, which 
one do I pick?" 

Josie Franciose, political science /German, 

"The hardest thing I have to deal with 
at college is seeing people in jean shorts 
especially with cargo pockets." 

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34 Midwest state (abbr) 

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37 Brewed drink 

39 Drinker's group (abbr.) 

40 Chinese philosophy 
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44 Keep safe 

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48 17th Greek letter 

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51 Water barrier 
53 Check records 

55 Large-tusked animal 
58 Touring singers 

61 Iron 

62 Prolonged period 

64 Central 

65 Man's nickname 

66 Provide 

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8 Do over 

9 Mexican nap 

10 Hotel 

11 Dog or cat 

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30 Sweet potato 

32 Cylindrical wooden pin 
36 Mountaintop rocks 
38 Broadcasting sound 
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43 Expression of surpnse 
45 Comes after summer 
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October 8, 2003 

The Echo 7 

Band 'Morcheeba' is memorable 

By MaryBel Lopez 
Staff Writer 

Morcheeba's new album, "Parts of 
the Process." is all about woman power. 
But their latest album can be enjoyed by 
everyone and does not follow any specific 
genre of music. This compilation album is 
the band's first after eight years in the busi- 
ness; it is about time they graced us with 
such a piece. This album is a cross between 
Enya and Alanis Morissette. With that 
said, the men reading this article may be 
thinking, "this album is not for me." Don't 

be so quick to judge. This album has a few 
great date tracks. The song "Undress Me 
Now," is a great evening-at-home track. A 
little Morcheeba and a candlelit dinner, 
and you're a shoe-in for a second date. 

However, the song "What's Your 
Name," could have been done without. For- 
mer rapper Big Daddy Kane jumps in and 
out of the song with rap lyrics that are too 
fast for the song. It almost sounded like 
Morissette singing with Snoop Dogg try- 
ing to rap in the background. If listeners 
could only forget that this track is on the 
album it would be a perfect " 10." 

Many may have heard some of 
Morcheeba's work already and not even 
know it. They sing the popular hit song 
"Trigger Hippie" and have had extensive 
tours throughout the United States. They 
have toured with popular bands such as 
"Live" and Fiona Apple. After "Trigger 
Hippie" hit big, the band released another 
popular song. "Who Can You Trust?" 

The group has been around since 
1995 and first started out in England. The 
year of 1996 was a big one for the group, 
which released two really great singles 
with Warner Bros. Records, which had 

given the band a record deal in 1995. Two 
brothers, Paul and Ross Godfrey, and Skye 
Edwards form Morcheeba. Classic, 60's 
American icons such as Bob Dylan, Neil 
Young and Marvin Gaye inspired the God- 
frey brothers. The brothers put together 
musical tracks but found their music was 
always lacking something: good vocals. It 
was when they ran into Edwards that the 
group was complete. He brought along the 
amazing voice of Morcheeba. 

If you are craving something different, 
give Morcheeba a try; you won't be disap- 

On-campus Jewish club educates 

By Kaytie St. Pierre 
Staff Writer 

Hillel, a Jewish club on campus, pro- 
vides students with opportunities to leam 
and experience the Jewish Culture and 
religion. Hillel is a national organization 
made up of Jewish students who keep Ju- 
daism alive on college campuses. 

"We are considered to be a social 
group to educate students about the faith, 
culture and beliefs without forcing them to 
convert to the religion," said Laurie Tahir, 
senior secretary /treasurer of the club. "The 
biggest goal is trying to focus more on be- 
ing social without feeling a pressure that 
they must be Jewish." 

The club was founded on campus four 

years ago. Although it started off very 
small, the members have slowly but surely 
increased to the 10 who belong this year. 

Hillel sponsors two major events dur- 
ing the year. The celebration in winter is 
the annual Chanukah celebration, which is 
also known as the Miracle of Lights, Dur- 
ing this event, the story of the lights is told, 
traditional foods are served, and games 
such as Dreidel are played. 

The second event, in the spring, is 
Yom Hashoah, a Holocaust remembrance 

"Our main goal is to keep Judaism 
alive on campus," said Dorothy Schechter, 
professor of music and the Hillel adviser. 
"We want this to be an outreach program 
for Jewish and non-Jewish students alike 

to feel comfortable with what is offered. 
All of Cal Lu gives so much support, no 
matter what racial background or religion 
a student has." 

Although the club is to educate stu- 
dents about the Jewish culture, junior 
president of Hillel Kevin Sterling saidthat 
mainly he likes meeting new people and 
having fun. The members agree that they 
like to be able to share the same customs 
and beliefs with the rest of the small popu- 
lation of Jewish students on campus. 

"This is a way to socialize with other 
Jewish students," said Collin Cassuto, 
senior vice president of Hillel. "I get to 
interact with other people I wouldn't get to 
hang out with before." 

In addition to the events on campus 
last year Hillel brought in speakers and 
sponsored a canned-food drive. This year 
the club plans to put on a dinner dance and 
add a museum trip to its list of events. 

All students on campus are en- 
couraged to participate in the events and 
become a part of the club. 

"I enjoy having the ability to let people 
know we are all working to get to the same 
place via different routes," said Schechter. 
"It is fun and important to learn something 
new. This is a fantastic group of students." 

The club usually meets the second 
Monday of every month at 10:15 a.m. in 
the Pavilion. 

Troubled roommates have help 

By Michael Cabral 
Staff Writer 

When students first come to col- 
lege, one of the most interesting things 
they look forward to is meeting their 
roommates. Not knowing what to expect 
is exciting and, at the same time, nerve- 
racking. Once sophomore year comes 
around, students usually pick their own 
roommates, but, they still should expect 
the unexpected. Roommate issues vary 
from simple arguments about who should 

get the shower first to serious problems 
like severe alcohol abuse or a depressive 
behavior that leads to suicide. 

"Students who go to college lose 
their support system and are in a foreign 
environment without a normal sleep 
schedule, and mild medical emotional 
problems can become major. Depression 
and anxiety are the most apparent severe 
consequences," said Kristen McRae, di- 
rector of Health and Counseling Servic- 
es. When issues escalate and a roommate 
is on a downward spiral, from where and 
whom should students seek help? 

"It is easy to anonymously go to the 
ARC to report the problem, and not let 
their severe issues impact your life dra- 
matically," said junior Lauren Habib. 

However, many students do not deal 
with problems because they are worried 
they might offend their roommate or 
make matters worse. 

"If you are good friends with your 
roommate, it would be beneficial to talk 
to them and confront the problem, but if 
the relationship is not close or" you are 
not good friends, then it is better dealt 
with by professionals," said junior Jason 


"About two or three incidents oc- 
cur per semester that are serious enough 
to report to counseling," said New West 
ARC Chris Paul. This estimate is based 
on students who report the problem 
which means the number of unreported 
incidents may be higher. 

"Talking first with your RA or ARC 
to help make a referral is the safest route, 
and when there is the question of suicide 
or a life-threatening issue, it is best to 
have that person evaluated by Health or 
Counseling services," McRae said. 

Starting Oct. 7, at 8 a.m. Student 
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at the Ahmanson Theatre. Tick- 
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per students. Only 100 tickets are 
available. QuestonsrCall Robby 
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was written by Kevin Kern and John Carta. Drama professor Ken Gardner wrote "Ham- 
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8 The Echo 

October 8. 2003 

CLU seeks to abolish plagiarism 

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The Echo will not be published 
on the following dates: 

December 3,2003 
December 17, 2003 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

Recently California Lutheran Uni- 
versity purchased a pricey subscription 
to, a website that en- 
ables teachers to determine whether or 
not students have stolen content on the 
Internet and used it in class papers or as- 

The website claims that with the ad- 
vent of the Internet, plagiarism is at an 
all- time high. These claims are supported 
by a number of studies and statistics that 
are also listed on the website. 

A study conducted by the Center for 
Academic Integrity reports that 80 percent 
of college students admit to cheating at 
least once. A survey printed in "Education 
Week" found that 54 percent of students 
adrnitted to plagiarizing from the Inter- 

I find these numbers hard to believe. 
But perhaps this stems from my possi- 
bly naive assumption that more than 20 
percent of my classmates have academic 

integrity. Regardless of whether or not 
these statistics are accurate, I am more 
concerned about the ethical implications 
of using such software and the effect that 
this may have on students. 

Using and similar web- 
sites is like treating a brain hemorrhage 
with gauze. It does little to address the 
cause of plagiarism. 

Instead of having our schools rely on 
plagiarism-detection methods, we should 
focus on improving the writing and criti- 
cal thinking skills of students and encour- 
aging academic integrity. 
does not do either of these. Websites like 
this prevent and discourage plagiarism 
through a fear campaign. 

Such reasoning goes like this: if stu- 
dents know that their work will be evalu- 
ated by and other websites, 
they will be less likely to plagiarize for 
fear of being caught. This does not en- 
courage academic integrity; it encourages 
fear and suspicion. 

For example, 1 recently took a class 
that required students to submit their final 
papers to Even after writing 
an original paper with proper citations, i 
was fearful that due to some cyber search 
engine error I would be accused of plagia- 
rism. Thankfully, I was not. 

Regardless. I spent more time worry- 
ing about being accused than I did writing 
the paper. 

Some may chock this up to paranoia 
or a guilty conscience, but 1 assure you 

that this was not the case. My detractors 
are sure to counter with the ancient argu- 
ment that one who is innocent has no rea- 
son to be afraid. 

However, it is important to note that 
people working in any environment that 
presumes guilt instead of innocence are 
always afraid (e.g.. Germans during the 
reign of the Nazis). 

Since criticizing without making sug- 
gestions or solutions is pointless, I have a 
few ideas from my own academic experi- 

Some of my favorite professors here 
at CLU give students writing assignments 
that require students to incorporate per- 
sonal experiences with the discussion of 
classroom topics. Not only does this se- 
verely limit the possibility of plagiarism, 
it also encourages students to reflect upon 
their lives in meaningful ways. 

Professors may also choose to dedi- 
cate a single lecture to proper source ci- 
tation and effective writing techniques. 
Writing assignments that require the use 
of many paper resources and limit the use 
of online resources may also be effective 
to discourage plagiarism. 

Such methods will not be effective or 
appropriate in every instance, but I believe 
that they will create a more open and hon- 
est academic environment here at CLU. 

Furthermore, I believe that such 
methods will truly encourage academic 
integrity and critical thinking among 

Students need to get a "CLU 


By Jon Acquisti 

Do you ever wish you went to a differ- 
ent school? I'm sure we all have thought 
about it, but a California Lutheran Univer- 
sity education has much more to offer than 
what lingers upon the surface. 

I would like to start with student- 
teacher relationships. At CLU, the faculty 
are always ready to help guide you on a 
path toward success. 

The CLU faculty create an amazing 
environment because of all the elements 
that each member is able to contribute. 
For example. I have been able to progress 
faster and have had many more opportuni- 
ties presented to me because of the assis- 
tance of Dr. Michaela Reaves. 

All of the instructors here are willing 
and able to assist you in whatever area you 
need help in. If you want to be successful, 
allow them to instruct you and help you do 

better. It is up to you to take the initiative 
and schedule a meeting with them. Talk 
with them and learn what you can to make 
your situation here even more beneficial. 

It is so hard to think about what life 
would be like if I had gone to a school 
where I was classified as nothing more 
than a number, with no names, no personal 

It would bore me greatly, although I 
would be able to skip class and sleep in 
more. However, CLU makes it so that you 
want to go to school. There is such an in- 
ner connected loop around this university. 

On the other hand, if there is one 
resource in high supply here, it is gossip. 
What is it about talking about other people 
that makes life Somehow better off? 

Having lived here for a year already, I 
suggest that people get their own lives and 
realize that college isn't really the coolest 
place for talking trash. 

I am not saying that everyone at CLU 
is this way, but I am speaking directly to 

the ones who are. 

College is a place for freedom and in- 
dividualism and growth. It is about having 
fun and finding your balance. 

No one is or will ever be perfect, but 
that isn't going to stop people from trying. 
You just have to do what makes you truly 
happy. If you don't, then you will never 
know what you are capable of. 

We all have one thing in common that 
no one else has — we are all students here 
at CLU, and whether or not that means 
something to you, it does mean something 
to the world. 

CLU is ranked 18th in the Western 
U.S. for private universities: that is pretty 

So I suggest that you start getting 
involved with programs such as Best Bud- 
dies or Rotaract. 

There are so many things you can do 
to build your own road of success. 

Questions or comments? E-mail 


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October 8, 2003 


Thf. Echo 9 

California's "Golden Days" are over 

By Briqn Roberts 

It seems that the "golden days" of 
California have passed us by. With the 
state's recall election now officially 
underway, and the victor at press time 
likely to be one of the biggest action 
stars of our generation, now what? 
Where does California and its problems 
go from here? 

First off, one must understand why 
there was a recall in the first place. Ac- 
cording to the petition that was signed 
by over 1.6 million Califomians, the 
grounds for the recall are as follows: 
"Gross mismanagement of California 
finances by overspending taxpayers' 
money, threatening public safety by cut- 
ting funds to local governments, failing 
to account for the exorbitant cost of the 
energy fiasco, and failing in general to 
deal with the state's major problems until 

they get to the crisis stage." 

Clearly, the major controversy sur- 
rounding the recall, and the basis for it, 
is California's economy. So is the state 
of our economy really that bad? The of- 
ficial deficit of the state right now lies 
somewhere between $38 billion-40 bil- 
lion, along with the decade-long debt to 
be paid for the 2000-2001 energy crisis. 
Plus, the state lost 21,800 jobs in July, 
according to the California Employment 
Development Department. 

Gov. Davis' solution to the problem 
may be one of the reasons so many Cali- 
fomians are adamant about removing 
him from office. 

In response to the lagging economy 
and the loss of jobs in July, Davis signed 
a $99 billion budget patched together 
with billions in borrowing and deferred 
expenses to further increase the debt. In- 
cluded in this package was the elimina- 
tion of another 16,000 state jobs. 

But wait a minute, that doesn't make 

much sense, does it? How was this new 
law supposed to help out this already 
downward spiral? Davis responded to 
the issue as best he could. He took to 
the airwaves, slamming President Bush's 
economic policies. 

"No president since Herbert Hoover 
has seen job losses like this over the 
course of his term in office," said Davis. 
"We Democrats respectfully say to the 
president and his Republican Party: give 
America back the millions of jobs that 
your failed policies have taken away." 

So California's woes lie on the 
shoulders of President Bush? These are 
pretty harsh remarks, especially after 
Davis made those comments and signed 
a law backing driver's licenses for illegal 
immigrants. This is really starting to 
sound like an oxymoron, isn't it? 

This issue, in particular, is serious in 
a state where many are frustrated with 
illegal immigration. Schwarzenegger, an 
immigrant from Austria, has said that if 

elected governor, he would seek to repeal 
the driver's license law signed by Davis, 
who twice before rejected similar legisla- 

Plus, if this were all Bush's fault, 
as Davis claims, why aren't other states 
having problems? I, for one, know that 
Nevada, especially Las Vegas, is still 
thriving, even after the September 1 1th 
attacks. It sounds more like Davis is 
engaged in mudslinging and finger- 
pointing than actually admitting he is a 
horrible governor. 

Where does California go from here? 
Whoever is in office has a state budget 
to pass by Jan. 10, 2004. Many think the 
recall will add to California's woes rather 
than actually cure them. 

However, anyone but Davis has to be 
better for this state. California's economy 
has a long way to go before it gets better, 
but I'm sure it can get on track now and 
be in the hands of someone who has a 
better plan of action. 

Students need to look out for each other 

By Jon Acquisti 

What could possibly provoke 
a strange man to walk into a girl's 
room, wearing nothing more than 
a hooded sweatshirt, and fondle himself 
as she sleeps? Even more frightening is 
how the man responded once the girl 
became aware of his presence. 

Reports of the break-in state that the 
man simply looked up and slowly 
walked out of the room. There was no 
panic, there was no embarrassment and 
there was no fear. To me, that is the scary 

It is apparent that this per- 
petrator knew his way around 

campus so well that he did not 
even panic when he was discovered and 
remained calm enough to slip through 
the fingers of Campus Security and the 
Ventura County police. 

That leaves us with a few unan- 
swered questions. Does this man live on 
campus? 1 think the chances of that are 
unlikely. At a small school like CLU, it 
seems doubtful that a student could not 
be identified. 

Now that our sense of safety has 
been shaken, what do we do? We cannot 
do much more than what we have been 
doing. We must continue to make people 
aware of the situation and educate them 
by posting signs with a composite sketch 
of the man, keeping our doors and win- 

dows locked and calling the campus 
escort service if needed. 

It is hard to tell if the recent break- 
ins were isolated incidents. Some would 
like to say these incidents stand alone, 
but we do not know for sure. 

This case in particular is a special 
one. Can you imagine sleeping peaceful- 
ly in your bed only to awake to the sound 
of a man masturbating four feet away 
from you? A man that had broken into 
your home and somehow chosen you to 
be his focus? 1 would never be able to 
look at my bedroom the same way. 

In a way, we are lucky that this man 
was content with just touching himself, 
because the opportunity was present for 
much worse. 

Many students may remember a simi- 
lar attack that took place last year near the 
dumpster behind South Hall. 

That incident reminded us all that 
even at CLU, we're not 100 percent safe. 
We are all vulnerable to attacks and must 
take the proper precautions in order to 
protect ourselves. 

So what happens when you no lon- 
ger feel safe in your own home? It is the 
one place you consider your safe haven. 

I can't tell you to sleep with one eye 
open or put bells on your door, but I can 
say that as students, friends and family, 
we need to watch out for one another. 

We will all be in a much safer place 
when we know that we have the support 
of others looking out for us. 

Letter to the Editor 

Dear Echo, 

1 am writing in response to Brett 
Rowland's editorial on the Patriot Act. 
There are a few things that I felt needed 
to be clarified and addressed. 

Commonly known as the USA Pa- 
triot Act. the Uniting and Strengthening 
America by Providing Appropriate Tools 
Required to Intercept and Obstruct Ter- 
rorism Act is a sweeping piece of legisla- 
tion designed to overhaul the organiza- 
tion of law enforcement, primarily on the 
federal level. 

Along with the formation of the 
Department of Homeland Security, the 
Patriot Act seeks to protect the lives and 
well-being of American citizens by giv- 
ing the government the tools and author- 
ity to protect them from terrorism. 

In his editorial, Mr. Rowland focused 
on what he perceived to be the negative 
aspects of the Patriot Act, namely Sec. 
215, access to records and other items 
under the Foreign Intelligence Surveil- 
lance Act. 

This section amends a previous act 
by stating that an agent of the govern- 
ment "may make an application for 
an order requiring the production of 
any tangible things (including books, 

records, papers, documents, and other 
items) for an investigation to protect 
against international terrorism or clan- 
destine intelligence activities, provided 
that such investigation of a United States 
person is not conducted solely upon the 
basis of activities protected by the first 
amendment to the Constitution." 

Now, it is the hope of many critics 
of the Patriot Act that most people will 
one, not read the act, and two, if they do 
read it, not understand it. Well, in read- 
ing this section, I see a few key things. 
The government may make inquiries into 
different kinds of records, but the phrase, 
"may make an application for" means 
they may seek a warrant. So they are re- 
quired to secure a warrant before looking 
into people's records. 

Furthermore, the attorney general 
must report to Congress semiannually on 
the number of such requests and the rea- 
sons behind them. To date, the number of 
requests submitted is zero. 

Next, the threat of the government 
analyzing our movie records, library 
records, credit card purchases and other 
information was blown out of propor- 
tion. The research department of the Pen- 
tagon, DARPA, was creating a database 
that would collect all that information 

and sift through it looking for patterns 
that matched those of suspected terror- 
ists. However, Congress has all but killed 
the Terrorist Information Awareness pro- 
gram by eliminating its funding. 

Other DARPA programs that were 
cut was the development of facial rec- 
ognition software to assist in identifying 
suspected terrorists at sensitive facilities. 
The reason for that cut? It came too close 
to racial profiling. 

As for secret searches of homes, that 
is nothing new. While not commonplace 
or widely acknowledged, "sneak and 
peek" searches have been used in the 
past by law enforcement in specific and 
sensitive cases. 

If the government had enough reason 
to suspect someone of terrorism that they 
conducted a secret search of their home, 
the chances of them being innocent are 
slim to none. 

Mr. Rowland bemoans the deten- 
tion of millions of non-citizens and their 
denial of habeas corpus and compares 
it to the internment of Japanese Ameri- 
cans and the implementation of martial 
law during the Civil War. In reality, the 
Japanese Americans posed little threat 
and their treatment was unfortunate and 

Today, however, it is common 
knowledge that those involved in 9/11 
were members of sleeper cells here in 
America, waiting for their time to strike, 
and that there are more cells currently 
here planning for future attacks. 

They pose a credible threat and so 
the government is responding to that 
threat. The Patriot Act and the Depart- 
ment of Homeland Security are simply 
trying to prevent further loss of life by 
doing what is right and necessary to root 
out terrorists. 

We are faced with a difficult deci- 
sion and it is right to be nervous. But 
one thing is for certain: there are people 
who want to kill us simply for living in 

We can either allow our government 
the tools and authority to find and bring 
to justice those who wish us harm, or we 
can hinder and impede our leaders and 
perhaps suffer another attack. 

Look at the person next to you and 
ask yourself this, what's more important, 
your rights or their life? I choose life. 

Graham Sells 


Religion/Political Science major 

10 The Echo 


October 8, 2003 

Football defeats La Verne 

By Etienne Emanuel 
Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen battled the University 
of La Verne this week in their second con- 
ference game of the season, defeating the 
Leopards 28-13. 

La Verne put the pressure on right 
away, taking its opening possession into 
the end zone to go up 7-0. California Lu- 
theran then drove the ball down the field 
into the red zone after a completion to 
Jimmy Fox. a 10-yard run by Chad Brown, 
a 1 5-yard late hit penalty by La Veme and a 
slant pass to Peter Gunny. The drive ended 
in a fumble, and CLU's defense took the 
field and forced a punt at midfield. 

Preston went right back to work, con- 
necting with Joe Thomas for a first down 
and then some. He then threw to Gunny for 
another first down. The drive came down 
to fourth and short but the Kingsmen did 
not convert. 

The defense would not allow a first 
down and forced 4th and long after gang 
tackling a screen on third down. 

La Verne put Cal Lu back on its 10- 

3y Luke Patten 
Staff Writer 

yard line on the punt. The Kingsmen were 
denied a first down and forced to punt. 

CLU once again stopped La Veme 
after an open field tackle by Joey Stein 
on third down. The Leopards lined up for 
what looked to be a field goal but fooled 
Cal Lu and punted, downing the ball on the 
3-yard line. 

The offense avoided the safety after 
Brown carried the ball out to the 10. Fox 
made another catch for a first down, but 
the third down conversion failed, and the 
Kingsmen were forced to punt. 

Again the defense came out strong. 
Quinn Longhurst got to the quarterback 
and sacked him, making it second down 
and 22. Joe Henle made the tackle on third 
down and the Leopards' punter found him- 
self on the field again. 

The offense did not waste any more 
time; Preston launched a 53-yard touch- 
down pass to speedy wideout Mike Storel- 
li, and the score was tied 7-7. 

Coach Scott Squires had a few tricks 
up his sleeve. He called an onside kick, 
caught La Veme off guard, and the Kings- 
men recovered. This drive ended in a 
fumble recovery by the Leopard: 

Volleyball victorious over Oxy, 
falls to Redlands and La Verne 

The CLU volleyball team lost two 
of its three matches last week to put the 
Regals' overall record at 5-8 and their 
conference record at 3-2. 

The Regals lost home matches to 
Redlands and fourth-ranked La Veme, 
but managed to pick up a road victory 
against Occidental. 

CLU fell behind Redlands early, los- 
ing the first two games, but fought back to 
nearly force a decisive game five. Game 
scores were 30-20, 30-21, 22-30 and 30- 

The Regals committed 45 errors, 
which led to an attack percentage of only 

Sophomore Keely Smith said that 
the errors were the reason that the Regals 
couldn't win the match. 

"We pretty much killed ourselves," 
Smith said. "If we would've gone to a 
fifth game we would have had them. They 
were lagging in that fourth game." 

Freshman Meredith Nelson led the 
Regals' attack with 20 kills, which was a 
match-high. Katie Schneider and Barker 
had 14 and 12 apiece. Smith set up most 
of the kills for the team, recording 51 of 
the teams' 54 assists. 

Nelson also played big on defense for 
the Regals by coming up with 26 digs to 
lead six CLU players with double-digit 
digs. Schneider's 14 and Barker's 12 
were the next highest totals. As a team, 
the Regals finished the match with a sea- 
son-high 105 digs. 

Sophomore Gianna Regal led the 
team with five blocks and three block 

After a tough defeat, the Regals 
looked to rebound against Occidental. In 
the first game they did, garnering 1 1 kills 
to only three errors for a .364 attack per- 
centage on their way to a 30-18 win. 

Starting quickly has been a problem 
for the Regals this season. Smith attrib- 
uted the team's fast start in this match to 
the team's growth. 

"We learned that we have nothing to 
lose and to just have fun. We're supposed 

to be this young team that's not supposed 
to win anything," Smith said. 

The match was closely contested the 
rest of the way, with each game being 
decided by only two points. The Regals 
managed to make all the necessary plays, 
however, and came away with a win. The 
game scores were 30-18, 30-32, 31-29 
and 30-28. 

Schneider was the leadeY in kills 
for the Regals, totaling 15 for the 
match. Barker finished with 12 while 
Nelson added seven. Smith was again 
the leader in assists with 39. 

On the defensive side, it was Nelson 
who came up with 12 digs to lead the 
way, while Barker had 1 1 and Schneider 
finished with seven. Regal again led the 
team in blocks with two block solos and 
four block assists. 

Up next for CLU was a match- 
up with perennial league power La 
Veme. The Regals were hoping to end a 
four-year losing streak to La Veme. The 
last time that CLU beat La Veme was on 
Oct. 8, 1999. 

The Regals started off the match 
well and held a sizeable lead in the first 
game before La Veme came back to win 
30-22. The second game was a similar 
story as CLU played its way to an 18-11 
lead. Once again, La Veme rallied and 
took the lead. The Regals stayed close 
throughout the game, but ultimately lost 
by a score of 30-27. 

The inability to finish off those two 
games was a source of frustration for the 

"If only we knew what happened 
in those games," said Barker. "We just 
couldn't get into a rhythm." 

In the third game the Regals started 
off poorly and fell behind 8-2. From that 
point on, CLU was never really in the 
game and ended up losing by a score of 

Barker finished with 10 kills and was 
the only Regal to finish with double-digit 
kills. Smith finished with 26 assists. 

Sophomore Ashley Benson came 
up with 1 1 digs to lead the way for the 
Regals, while Schneider and Nelson each 
added nine. Regal recorded three blocks. 

The defense held on third down and 
Cal Lu called a time-out with 1:44 left in 
the half to set up the two-minute drill. La 
Verne faked the punt but was denied when 
Pat Castell broke up the pass play. 

After three plays for the offense, Alex 
Espinoza came on to attempt a 47-yard 
field goal. The kick bounced off the top 
of the right bar and missed. The score re- 
mained 7-7 at the half. 

La Veme tried an onside kick to start 
the second half, but Charlie Brown fell on 
it, giving the Kingsmen excellent field po- 
sition. Fox took an end around handoflffor 
a first down. The Kingsmen faced 4th and 
one again; this time they ran a quarterback 
sneak for the conversion. Receiver Alex 
Gonzalez made a catch for another first 
down, and then Preston spotted a wide- 
open Gabe Solberg in the end zone and 
connected for the touchdown. 

"I just really felt in rhythm and com- 
fortable today. Our receivers were running 
great routes and the line was giving me 
tons of time to throw. Any time that hap- 
pens, we are real successful," said Preston, 
who went 23-39 with 338 yards and four 

The defense picked up right where it 
left off. Prentice Reedy blasted a La Veme 
receiver on an incompletion and then made 
another tackle to bring up fourth down. 
La Verne faked the punt and was stopped 
again. Cal Lu took advantage; Preston hit 
Gonzalez for another touchdown, making 
the score 21-7. 

"We worked hard for this one this 
whole week at practice. I think after that 
first series we really picked it up and 
brought our A game. Plus our D line played 
so well and put a lot of pressure on the 
quarterback. That makes my job so much 
easier," Reedy said. 

After another stop by the defense, 
Preston hooked up with Fox for a 54-yard 
touchdown, and the game was out of reach 
for the Leopards. 

"We just got mentally tougher this 
week, and committed ourselves to win- 
ning. We fought back from being down 
early and overcame some turnovers, but 
it's nice to get back on tack with a win. We 
still need to tweak some things, but we are 
a good football team," Squires said. 

Women's soccer picks up two 
wins, drops one to La Verne 

By Justin Shore 
Staff Writer 

With victories over UC Santa Cruz and 
Occidental College, and a loss to La Veme, 
the CLU women's soccer team improves 
their record to 4-6 overall. 

"These three games were a chance for 
us to make a statement to other teams in the 
league that we can make a comeback and 
be the better team, and I think that we did 
that," Lindsey Rarick said. 

The CLU women's soccer team 
opened the week with a victory over UC 
Santa Cruz on Sept. 29 by a score of 2-1. 
Team captain Bonnie Bornhauser set the 
tone of the game in the first half. Born- 
hauser scored in the 19th minute and again 
in the 30th minute. 

"Bonnie has provided a lot of inspira- 
tion and has pushed everyone to pick it up. 
With players injured, there is no doubt she 
has picked up [her] level of play," Kristina 
Sterling said. 

With Bomhauser's two goals in the 
contest, her team-leading fifth goal would 

prove to be the game winner. UC Santa 
Cruz was able to score a goal in the second 
half, but the Regals would hold on to get 
the victory. 

The Regals lost 4-1 at La Verne. After 
the half, the score was tied 1-1. La Verne's 
Amber Lejay scored the go-ahead goal in 
the 54th minute. Lejay would continue to 
record a hat trick with three goals in the 

The team closed out the week with a 
2-0 shutout over Occidental College Oct. 
4. Amber Anderson tallied her first col- 
legiate goal in the 49th minute, assisted by 
Danielle White. 

Goalkeeper Pam Clark explained how 
important it was to bounce back from the 
loss to La Veme and capitalize with a win. 

Jacqueline Ramirez would add an in- 
surance goal with only 10 seconds remain- 
ing in the game, with an assist by Meagan 

"It was very important for us to re- 
spond as a team, and we are proving that 
we are the best team in the league," junior 
Aubreigh Hutchinson said. 



Photograph by Dan Norton 
The Regals celebrate during their 2-1 victory over UC Santa Cruz, Sept. 29. 

October 8. 2003 


The Echo 11 

Kingsmen soccer wins two in conference 

By Lindsey Rarick 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran men's soccer 
team shut out La Verne 1 -0 with an early 
goal from Dean Klipfel Wednesday at La 

The game began with the Kingsmen 
maintaining possession of the ball for the 
majority of the half. Cal Lutheran passed 
the ball on the ground, connecting passes 
and moving the ball quickly. In the first 
half, the Kingsmen out-shot La Verne 10- 

Dean Klipfel, a senior outside mid- 
fielder, scored off a corner kick by heading 
the ball into the back post in the 30th min- 
ute of play. The goal put the Kingsmen up 
1-0 at the end of the first half. 

"We started out winning the first half, 
but I think we were having trouble scor- 
ing. It was good for the team that someone 
could put it away." Klipfel said. 

In the second half. Cal Lutheran 
continued creating scoring opportunities. 
However, the Kingsmen still faced prob- 

lems with scoring. 

"I think we were just trying too hard 
to score. Everyone was so anxious," Head 
Coach Dan Kuntz said. "You have to be 
at least a little bit at ease to put the ball 

With a 1-0 lead, the Kingsmen played 
with an increased sense of confidence, re- 
sulting in several La Veme opportunities. 
The Kingsmen defense held strong against 
the Leopards' physical style of play. 

"This game belongs to our defense. 
Danny Ermolovitch, Kyle Murray and 
Greg Allen played outstanding. They 
stayed calm and hung tight, playing one- 
and two-touch passes out of the back," 
Kuntz said. 

CLU keeper Jamie Lavelle had six 
saves for the Kingsmen while La Veme 
keeper Luis Mendoza had nine. In the last 
minutes of the game, Lavelle made two 
crucial saves. 

"Jamie Lavelle came up big-time. 
Lavelle was the icing on the cake," Kuntz 

Brian Blevins scored the game-win- 

ning goal for the Kingsmen in a 3-2 
overtime win against SCIAC opponent 
Occidental Saturday in Los Angeles. 

The Kingsmen began the game by 
moving the ball quickly on Occidental's 
smaller-than-normal field. Occidental, a 
physical team, used the small field to its 
advantage, sending balls to its First Team 
All-SCIAC senior forward, Brian Ford. 
Despite Oxy's home-field advantage, 
Kingsmen Havard Aschim was able to find 
the back of the net in the 44th minute of 
play to end the first half 1-0. 

In the beginning of the second half, 
CLU outside midfielder Klipfel continued 
the scoring rally off an assist from senior 
center midfielder Kevin Stone. The Kings- 
men held their 2-0 lead for four minutes 
until Occidental came back to score in the 
53rd minute of SCIAC play. The Kings- 
men continued their scoring efforts, out- 
shooting the Tigers 9-7. In the 85th minute 
of play, Occidental's Ford scored off a 
comer kick to tie up the game 2-2. . 

"Once again, we dominated this game. 
However, after our two goals, we kind of 

took them for granted. They got two un- 
lucky bounces and put them away." Klipfel 

In the first 10-minute overtime period, 
the score remained tied 2-2. The Tigers 
out-shot Cal Lutheran 2-0 in the first over- 
time period. Kuntz praised the organized 
defensive effort of his team. 

"It is really important that they play 
to their potential and above that to achieve 
the goals they have set for themselves. It 
is a mental exercise to stay focused for 90 
minutes per game. We cannot be compla- 
cent," Kuntz said. 

Cal Lutheran won the game 3-2 in the 
second overtime period from a goal shot by 
Blevins, assisted by Aschim. In the 101st 
minute of play, Aschim beat two Occiden- 
tal defenders and split them with a pass 
to Blevins, who fired it past Occidental 
keeper Brandon Hichie. 

"Havard ran over to give me a high- 
five and everyone from the sidelines ran 
over and started cheering and piling on top 
of us. We were so happy. It was the most 
awesome feeling," Blevins said. 

Water Polo Lacrosse club hopes to be varsity team 

pulls out of 

By Arif Hasan 
Staff Writer 

The men's water polo team has hit its 
first big obstacle; losing their goalie to eli- 
gibility, making the squad unable to field a 
team for its last tournament at Cal Baptist. 

"It has been a struggle, but it is our first 
season and we can only keep moving for- 
ward from here," Coach Craig Rond said. 

In their first season, the Kingsmen wa- 
ter polo team will not let this be a huge set- 
back. With the recruiting season here Rond 
looks forward to the upcoming seasons. 

"My guys have showed nothing but 
courage in this situation, and I know we 
will have a strong program here at Cal Lu," 
Rond said. "It just didn't make any sense 
to send these guys out there with all that's 
stacked against us; it would be a misrepre- 
sentation of the school and my guys." 

With conference approaching, Rond 
has been preparing his team for the gruel- 
ing season ahead-. . 

"We have just been ready for our first 
conference game against Pomona," sopho- 
more John McAndrew said. 

The Kingsmen's main focus now is 
on SCIAC and performing to their best 

"Even though it has been a tough start, 
it is only going to make us better," fresh- 
man Jared Clark said. 

While the Kingsmen's current record 
stands at 0-5, they hope to change that in 
their conference opener at Pomona-Pitzer 
Oct. 1 8 at II a.m. 

By Kyle Wells 
Staff Writer 

CLU has entered a new realm of club 
sports with the addition of its new lacrosse 

Lacrosse is a very physical sport that 
can be considered a mix between hockey 
and soccer. Even though this is going to 
be the first year for the lacrosse club, it has 
high hopes. 

"We are going to be surprisingly com- 
petitive this upcoming year." said Robert 
Key, a lacrosse player. 

The lacrosse club has set a goal to do 
well this season in the hope that it may be- 
come a CLU varsity sport in spring 2005. 
For lacrosse to become a varsity sport, it 
will have to prove its ability to compete at 

the college level. 

Spearheading these tasks are students 
Chris Bramble and Mike Cabral. Before 
the lacrosse club can become a varsity 
sport at CLU, it must focus on the prob- 
lems at hand. 

"Some of our biggest problems have 
been finding enough money to get equip- 
ment like pads and goals," Bramble said. 

Due to the physical nature of lacrosse, 
all players must have the proper equipment 
to participate. This includes hand protec- 
tion, shoulder pads and helmets that must 
pass specific safety regulations. The club 
also has to purchase goals, which will cost 
around $1,000. 

"We have received a good deal of 
funding from the school, but it will not be 
enough to buy pads for the team." Brumble 

Photograph by Danny Ermolo 
Kevin and Adam Jussel battle for the ball during a lacrosse club practice. 


An article about 

the fit- 

ness center in last 


issue of The Echo, 


that Residence Life is now in 

charge of the fitness 


Student Life is now 


sible for its operation 

This Week's Kingsmen & Regals Action 
Oct. 8 

Men's Soccer® Home 
vs. Claremont, 4 p.m. 

Oct. 10 

Volleyball @ Home 

vs. Claremont, 7:30 p.m. 

Women's Soccer (, 
4 p.m. 

1 Claremont 

Volleyball @ Home 

vs. Chapman, 7:30 p.m. 

Oct. 11 

Men's Soccer (i 
II a.m. 


To solve their financing problems, 
the lacrosse club has set up a number of 
fundraisers to help close the financial gap. 
The group will begin a fundraising cam- 
paign that will include everything from 
car washes to finding corporate sponsors. 
They are also planning to have T-shirts and 
hats for sale for students and members of 
the surrounding community. 

Over the next couple of months, the 
club will be focusing on its fundraising and 
getting its name into the community. They 
expect to put up a lacrosse web page and 
create an increased awareness among CLU 
students about the new club. 

The lacrosse club has already begun to 
plan their spring season. They have set up 
games against other schools such as UCI. 
Pepperdine and Occidental. 

They plan to play the majority of these 
teams twice and would like to play teams 
in northern California. The club also hopes 
to have home games, but only if it raises 
enough money for goals. 

In the meantime, the lacrosse club will 
begin having weekly practices. The club 
members have opted to have four practices 
a week. This will include three mid-week 
practices and one Sunday practice that will 
last an hour and a half. 

"The first hour of practice will be 
drills that will cover the basics, while the 
last half an hour will be conditioning," 
Cabral said. 

Since there are only a few members on 
the club who have played lacrosse before, 
they have to teach the other members cer- 
tain techniques and rules so that they can 
be successful on the field. 

It will also be difficult for the club to 
hold a full practice because not everyone 
has the proper equipment such as a "stick," 
which is a vital piece of equipment for 

Oct. 17 

Cross Country @ La Mirada 
SCIAC Multi Duals, 9 a.m. 

Oct. 18 

Water Polo @ Pomona-Pitzer 
II a.m. 

Football @ Pomona-Pitzer 
7 p.m. 

12 The Echo 


October 8, 2003 

Intramural Sports 

Volleyball Results Volleyball All-Stars 

Thursday, Oct. 2 

MJ2KRBS7 def. Mystery Meat 
Shooting Stars def. Bust a Move Groove 
The Buttons def. Free Agents 
Chievos y Chievas def. Aces Wild 

Sunday, Oct. 5 

Shooting Stars def. Mystery Meat 
Wilson def. That's Amazing 
Minna def. Bust a Move Groove 
Aces Wild def. The Buttons 

Flag Football Results 

(Sunday, Oct. 5) 

Kentucky Straight 44, Shockers 30 
Aquafina 60, Da Braddas 24 
Death Inc. 40, Big Ballin' 28 
The Snipers def. Mulisha (forfeit) 
That's Enough 55, Los Polios Diablos 18 
Bad Boys def. Mooses (forfeit) 

IM Flag Football Schedule 

Oct. 1 9 

2 p.m. 

Big Ballin' vs. Los Polios Diablos 
The Snipers vs. Da Braddas 

3 p.m. 

That's Enough vs. Bad Boys 
Aquafina vs. Kentucky Straight 

Thursday, Oct. 2 Sunday, Oct. 5 

Mark Jordan 

Loren Scott 

Damien Pena 

Brian Weinberger 

Kristen Kahle 

David Parker 

Mike Judd 

Kevin Abramson 

Lisa Zarachoff 

Dereem McKinney 

Katy Svennungsen 

Jameson Endres 

Jeneanne Navarro 

Jamie Aronson 

Kris Madsen 

Kari Thompson 

Flag Football All-Stars 

Week 2 

Week 3 

Nate Fall 
Jen Hansen 

Chris Hauser 

Loren Scott 
Matt Anderson 
Carrie Mitchell 


Dane Bradds 
Auggie Gomez 

Kris Murkey 

Meghan Pulte 

Tim Gustafson 
Dave Huber 
Bobby Webber 
Stephen Perry 

Stephen Perry 
Annette Dalton 
Kirby Fike 

4 p.m. 

Death Inc. vs. The Mooses 
Mulisha vs. Shockers 

IM Volleyball Schedule 

Oct. 16 

9 p.m. 

The Buttons vs. Bust a Move Groove 
Chievos y Chievas vs. Wilson 

10 p.m. 

That's Amazing vs. Minna 
MJ2KRBS7 vs. Shooting Stars 

Oct. 19 

9 p.m. 

Wilson vs. Free Agents 

That's Amazing vs. The Buttons 

10 p.m. 

Aces Wild vs. Shooting Stars 

Chievos y Chievas vs. Bust a Move Groove 


California Lutheran University 



Volume 44, No. 5 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

October 15. 2003 




Cross country prepares for SCIAC 

The results are in for "How Rad is Your Pad. " 

New courses offered for this 



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Suspect still not found 

By Erick Elhard 
Staff Writer 

It has been just over a month since a 
perpetrator broke into on-campus hous- 
ing at 132 Faculty Street and 3222 Luther 
Street. As of Friday, California Lutheran 
University campus safety and security had 
received no fresh news from the Ventura 
County Sheriff's Department concerning 
the status of the suspect. Director of Cam- 
pus Safety and Security Klay Peterson has 
been in contact with the lead detective on 
the case, Jodie Keller, but at the close of 
last week, she had not returned his phone 

Security officers have been visiting 
the homes where the break-ins occurred 
to check on the emotional status of the 

"My purpose in visiting them is not so 
much from a crime prevention standpoint, 
but to show support, that we're concerned 
and we care." Peterson said. 

The suspect has not been seen on 
campus since Sept. 13. but the student 
body is still on guard. A man looking for 
a cigarette approached two female students 
outside of the Student Union Building in 
the early morning hours of Oct. 6. He in- 
formed them that he was a drug user and 
proceeded to show the students inflam- 
mations on the skin of his upper forearm 
from repeated injections. The incident was 
reported to security the following day. but 
the man's description did not match the 
composite of the break-in suspect. 

Peterson, formerly of the crime 
prevention unit at the Riverside Police 
Department, is implementing new mea- 
sures to increase the level of protection 
for students. Small teams consisting of 
one CLU security officer and one area 
residence coordinator began conducting 
physical security and safety evaluations of 
the campus last Friday to determine where 
improvements should be made. A new se- 
curity officer touring system is also in the 

works. Various locations on campus will 
have electronic barcode checkpoints that 
the officers will scan while on their rounds 
to ensure consistency and completion of 
their rounds. 

Another program that will soon be 
put into practice involves a monthly check 
of the hardware on, and lighting around, 
the entrances into student housing. This 
includes the exterior card-access doors 
on the residence halls and all doors and 
windows on the university-owned houses 
and Kramer Court suites. 

"The important thing is that it's on a 
schedule so we can identify issues before 
they become a problem," Peterson said. 

Literature on crime prevention will be 
available to students at various distribution 
points on campus. Venues such as the resi- 
dence halls, the Women's Resource Center 
and the SUB will hold pamphlets describ- 
ing methods in averting problems such as 
sexual assault, identity and auto theft, and 
electrical fires. Residence Life will also be 

working with security to distribute safety 
whistles to the student body this week. 

"Our success is tied to the community 
effort of our student body," Peterson said. 

Security is going to employ additional 
student escorts and expand their role of 
duty. These escorts will not only transport 
students between the residence halls, class- 
rooms, the library and other on campus 
buildings, but also serve as citizen safety 
volunteers who will keep an eye open for 
suspicious activity. Escort services will 
be available from roughly 9 p.m. to 1 
a.m. Additionally. Peterson said he and 
the Thousand Oaks Police Department are 
in the exploratory stages of setting up an 
officer resource center on campus to offer 
additional security presence. 

"It's reassuring to know that security 
is taking extra steps to ensure the campus' 
safety," senior apartments resident Lindsey 
Reeder said. "It's just too bad it had to 
come to this for everyone to realize that 
Thousand Oaks isn't the absolute safest 

Bloodmobile is back on campus 

By Heather Peterson 
Staff Writer 

The United Blood Services 
Bloodmobile is back on campus for 
the first blood drive of the school 
year. Twice a year, in October and 
March, United Blood Services comes 
to the CLU campus for three days 
with the goal of collecting 25 units of 

blood each day. 

Every year, that goal is exceeded. 

But there is always a need for 
donations. Statistics show that 95 
percent of Americans will need blood 
in their life. 

United Blood Services of Ventura 
County provides blood to all of the 
eight hospitals in Ventura County. 
Each donation of blood can save the 
lives of up to three people, and ap- 

proximately 30,000 donors are need- 
ed each year to meet patient needs. 

Prospective blood donors must 
be 17 years of age or older, weigh 
at least 110 pounds and be in good 
health. United Blood Services recom- 
mends eating well and drinking lots 
of water before donating. The entire 
process usually lasts about an hour 
and is relatively painless. 

The first day of the blood drive 

is over, but the Bloodmobile will be 
here until Thursday. 

Students who have not donated 
blood in the past 56 days and would 
like to should go to the United Blood 
Services Bloodmobile on campus and 
sign up. Students unable to donate 
while the Bloodmobile is at CLU can 
donate at 1321 Thousand Oaks Blvd., 
Suite #126 by scheduling an appoint- 
ment at 1-800-715-3699. 

Transnational classroom is now offered 

By Brian Roberts 
Staff Writer 

Last year, CLU students from 
Spanish 202 gathered at the Language 
Lab to learn more than just how to 
speak Spanish. Through the use of 
videoconferencing, students spoke 
in Spanish to a class similar to their 
own at the University of Alabama, 
Birmingham, about the growing His- 
panic population and culture in their 
respective communities 

This semester, CLU is organiz- 
ing a series of videoconferences 
with international organizations that 
are deeply involved within the con- 
temporary Inter-American arena: the 
World Bank and the Organization of 
American States in Washington DC. 
Internationally recognized persons, 
such as Assistant Secretary General 
of the OAS Luigi R. Einaudi and the 
Permanent Representative of Mexico 

to the OAS Miguel Ruiz-Cabanas, 
will attend these events. Other par- 
ticipating universities are Instituto 
Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico 
and Denison University in Ohio. 
These videoconferencing activities 
are part of a new teaching methodolo- 
gy called the transnational classroom, 
which is being applied at CLU within 
language programs. The technical 
support comes from David Grannis, 
director of educational technology. 

With the aid of computer technol- 
ogy, peer teaching and learning, and 
a study abroad group, the TC was 
created by CLU assistant professor 
Dr. Jessica Ramos-Harthun of the 
Spanish department and assistant 
professor at UAB Dr. Lourdes San- 
chez-L6pez. The goal is to encourage 
students to study abroad and to pro- 
mote cultural learning. The TC first 
originated during the summer of 2002 
when Ramos-Harthun led a group 

of UAB students to Costa Rica and 
connected the classroom abroad with 
Sanchez-Lopez's regular classroom 
on campus. The main objective of the 
project was to give U.S. -based stu- 
dents the opportunity to participate 
in the foreign culture through their 
peers' experiences, raise their desire 
to become prospective Study Abroad 
students and to continue studying 

"Students can benefit from the TC 
because it imitates the typical experi- 
ences that researchers or employees 
of international organizations and 
transnational companies have in a 
real-world global setting," Ramos- 
Harthun said. "Dealing with differ- 
ent cultures, languages, time zones 
and communication technologies 
characterizes the global environment 
and modern corporate setting." How- 
ever, since the intensity and duration 
of the TC in the academic world is 

more limited than the diplomatic and 
corporate settings, it provides a wel- 
come learning field for students who 
will choose the global playing field 
as their future career path. 

The upcoming videoconference 
with the World Bank is scheduled 
for Oct. 22 at 12-1:55 p.m. and will 
cover the topic of NAFTA and its 
implications in today's society. The 
videoconference with the OAS will 
take place on Nov. 5 at 12-1:55 p.m. 
and will present several topics within 
the new inter-American system, in- 
cluding the mission and objectives of 
the organization. The expected com- 
position of the audience is students, 
educators and scholars interested in 
the subject, mainly belonging to the 
fields of political sciences, Latin 
American studies, business and inter- 
national studies. 

For more information, contact 
Ramos-Harthun at ext. 3435. 

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a sneak peek of this week at the lu 

October 15 

Homecoming Court Elections 


9 a.m. 

CSC Blood Drive 

9 a.m. 


10:10 a.m. 


Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 

thursday ( 

October 16 

CSC Blood Drive 

9 a.m. 

Interviewing for Offers Workshop 

Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

Kingsmen Soccer vs. Ponwna-Pitzer 

North Field 
4 p.m. 

Student Recital Class 

6:30 p.m. 

Lord of Life Church Council ^ 


7:30 p.m. J}'ll[ 

Eden Meeting 


8 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 

8 p.m. 


10 p.m. 


October 17 

Friday Eucharist 

Meditation Chapel 
7:30 p.m. 


Club Lu - Bowling 

Brunswick Bowling Alley, Simi Valley 
9 p.m. 


October 18 

Volleyball vs. Alumni 

10 a.m. 

' Regals Soccer vs. U. of Redlands 
North Field 

11 a.m. 


October 19 


Intramural Volleyball 


8 p.m. 


October 20 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
6:30 p.m. 

ASCLU-G RHA Meeting 

Nygreen I 
8:30 p.m. 

Intramural Flag Football 
North Field 
12 p.m. 

Lord of Life Potluck Dinner and 

5 p.m. 


October 21 

Brown Bag Series 

12 p.m. 




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Visionland Mission Church (a Korean 
community church in Newbury Park) is 
seeking a part-time youth pastor to handle 
sermons, teaching, and other pastoral care. 
Prefer u graduate sludent of theology. 
If interested call Tom Hyun at 
(805) 241-2500 

Help Needed: Psychology, special 
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supervised clinical/behavioral intervention 
to children with autism. Pay scale ranges 
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California Lutheran University has invited the World Bank and the Organization of American States (OASJ to be the leading part 
of two separate videoconferences on issues related to the new Inter-American system. The videoconferences will be lead by 
CLU, however the World Bank and the OAS will have the most active role during the sessions. There will be four other universi- 
ties participating; Denison University. Kenyon College, University of Alabama, and from Mexico, tnstituto Tecnologico Autdnomo 
de Mexico (ITAM). Participating will also be Daniel Lederman, Economist in the World Bank's Office of the Chief Economist of 
the Latin America and Caribbean region, and Luigi R. Einaudi, educator, diplomat, and Assistant Secretary General of the OAS. 


Wednesday, October 22nd 

World Bank Cnnference 

Topic: NAFTA and its Impact in Today's Society 

Speaker Or. Oaniel Lederman (ChileJ 

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The Echo 3 

New courses for Spring 

By Cameron Brown 
Staff Writer 

A string of new academic courses 
will be added to California Lutheran 
University's curriculum beginning in 
spring 2004. The courses have been 
added in an attempt to offer more 
choices for CLU graduates and under- 
graduates, according to Diane Nentrup 
of the Registrar's Office. 

The new courses have primarily 
been added to the science department 
and include an environmental science 
program that will introduce "innova- 
tive ways of looking and analyzing 

environmental issues in different per- 
spectives," Nentrup said. 

In addition to the environmental 
science program, bioengineering will 
be a completely new major added to 
CLU' s academic agenda. According 
to the course description, the major is 
intended not only to include biology, 
but also mathematics, sports medicine 
and physics. 

"I think that by CLU adding these 
classes and programs to their academic 
agenda, it will not only enhance the 
students' learning capabilities, but 
also it will look very attractive to fu- 
ture prospects," Nentrup said. "These 
courses are only going to help CLU 

become a better school than it already 

The programs and classes that 
CLU has begun to construct are also 
in conjunction with the recently devel- 
oped Honors Program. The program, 
according to Nentrup. is intended for 
students who have completed honor 
and advancement placement courses in 
high school. 

Even though CLU does have some 
of its new classes and majors ready for 
the spring semester, the university has 
not completed the spring schedule yet. 

"We have not completed the cur- 
riculum schedule because not all the 
classes have been decided on," said 

Maria Kohnke, director of Academic 
Services and Registrar. "It is up to 
the academic departments as to what 
courses, new and present, will or will 
not be added to the curriculum." 

According to Kohnke, the duty of 
the Registrar's Office is to help the 
department chairs figure out which 
courses are acceptable in terms of 
course requirements, and which ones 
are not. 

Course selections should be 
available before the end of the fall se- 
mester, Kohnke said. 

For further information and 
progression on the spring semester's 
schedule, call (805) 493-3105. 

RHA adds to Judicial Review Board 

By Heather Hoyt 
Stah Writer 

The dedication ceremony of the 
Apartments will be on Friday, Oct. 24, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

"We are really excited because there 
hasn't been a hall dedication on campus 
since Potenberg Hall was named after the 
Potenberg Sisters on Oct. 22, 1 993," said 
Angela Naginey. RHA adviser and direc- 
tor of Residence Life. 

The RHA approved Director 
Alex Mallen's appointment of Su- 
zie Roslund as national communications 

Roslund's job will be to go between 
the regional and national affiliation that 
the RHA belongs to. 

"Right now, I'm working on PA- 

CURH, the Pacific Affiliation of College 
and University Residence Halls con- 
ference, which is an annual regional 
conference held at UC Santa Barbara 
in November. As the NCC, 1 coordinate 
what our school presents for our program 
of the year, which will be 'Battle of the 
Sexes,'" Roslund said. 

Ten RHA delegates will attend the 
conference with Roslund. 

RHA is sponsoring four booths at 
the Homecoming Carnival on Saturday, 
Nov. 1: a cupcake walk, a fishing game. 

a bean bag toss and a quarter toss. Each 
hall will participate in attendance wars 
for the Homecoming events, but RHA 
has yet to decide how it will keep track 
of the tallies. 

The CLU Community Service Center 
is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, 
Oct. 14. The Bloodmobile will be out- 
side the SUB all day. Potential donors 
are asked to sign up in the SUB ahead of 
time and eat before and after a donation 
is made. 

The RHA also approved Vice Presi- 
dent of Student Affairs and Dean of Stu- 
dent Affairs Bill Rosser's appointment of 
Kyle Lorentson and associate professor 
of political science Dr. Gooch to the Ju- 

dicial Review Board. 

"The Judicial Review Board is a pan- 
el of students and professors that anyone 
can go to if there is a problem with the 
Executive Cabinet. If someone is not do- 
ing their job correctly, they will have to 
answer to the panel. It's like court for the 
ASCLU," ASCLU President Rob Boland 

Hall Bible Studies will be starting 
this month; many halls have already held 
meetings. Fire and light safety checks 
will be occurring next week. Resident 
assistants will be coming around to 
each room to make sure there are no fire 
hazards such as extension cofds, toasters 
and halogen lamps. 

Senate discusses how to spend budget 

By Heather Hoyt 
Staff Writer 

The ASCLU Senate spent most of 
the evening in committee group finish- 
ing up projects and securing issues for 
discussion last week. The Senate has 
a budget of $28,689.15, and it is try- 
ing to figure out how to best spend the 

money during the academic year. 

Senate also discussed CLU's mas- 
cot and the university's identity. Sen- 
ate wants to work on creating a solid 
identity for CLU that includes mascots 
and school symbols on letterhead. 

"We in ASCLU realize there are 
student concerns about our current 
mascot(s) and we plan on addressing 

ASCLU President Robert Boland said. 

Senate wants to repaint and plant 
flowers around the Gazebo to spruce 
it up a bit. 

Senate also wants to clean up and 
acquire some new cardio equipment 
for the weight room. 

Other items discussed were getting 
campuswide XM satellite radio, which 

those issues in the upcoming year," offers 70 music channels and 30 news. 

sports, talk and entertainment chan- 
nels, adding benches near the cross on 
the hill, and cleaning up the Writing 
Center with paint and other aesthetic 

Senate also wants to create a stan- 
dard for the campus concerning wheth- 
er Scantrons and blue books should be 
provided by professors or purchased 
by students. 

Programs Board plans whistle program 

By Jennifer Pfautch 
Staff Writer 

Oct. 17, at the New Brunswick bowl- of the Programs Board and featuring 

The success of Club Lu's last 
event, upcoming events and a new 
safety program were discussed at 
Monday's Programs Board meeting. 

"A lot of people dressed up and 
they played good music, it was fun," 
said Grace May, who planned Club 
Lu's roller skating event. 

Cosmic Bowling sign-ups will 
begin this week. The event will be 

ing alley in Camarillo. 

"It's a really big alley. We can fit 
600 people, so we will be comfort- 
able," Communter Student Represen- 
tative Jackie Gressman said. 

Homecoming events include 
"Scream For Your Team" on Monday, 
Oct. 27, in the SUB. Tuesday, Oct. 28 
will be the"Freaky Film Fest." Stu- 
dents can watch "Scream" and "Hal- 
loween" in Nygreen 1 from 9 p.m-1 
a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 is "Fright 
Night Breakfast," hosted by members 

"Play for Pay," California Lutheran's 
yearly talent contest. Thursday, Oct. 
30 will be the "Co' horror' nation 
Masquerade." Friday, Oct. 31, is 
going to be "The MaliBoo Ball." 
Tickets will go on sale this week. 
Saturday, Nov. 1, is the Homecoming 
carnival, "Halloween Aftershock," 
complete with the band The Booty 
Shakers, student entertainment and 

The committee responsible for 
planning the event is working on 

getting someone for face painting, 
creating balloon animals and making 
caramel apples. 

Robby Larson, director of Student 
Programs, talked about the whistle 
program beginning on campus. 

In the next weeks, whistles will 
be passed out to students. They 
should not be blown for any other 
reason than to indicate trouble. 

The success of this program 
depends on students and their 
willingness to use the whistles only 
when an appropriate situation arises. 

The Student Food Advisory Committee has been reinstated and is looking 
for motivated students to serve as a liaison between their peers and Campus 
Dining. Although the committee will be small, a wide range of people — 
everyone from meat eaters to vegans, as well as athletes and other diners 
with special needs are needed. Interested? Call Kristi Wolzmuth at ext. 2242. 

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October 15.2003 

'How Rad is Your Pad?' results 

By Kaytie St. Pierre 
Staff Writer 

The most creatively decorated dorm 
rooms were chosen in the annual residence 
hall room decorating contest, "How Rad is 
Your Pad?" 

In the category of "Bursting at the 
Theme," Brittny Carter, Michele Hatler, 
Amanda Horn and Yvette Ortiz took the 
prize for their tropical room in Apartments 
1315. Their room was decorated with 
palm trees, decals on the tile in the bath- 
room, tropical table settings and a border 
around the living room made of place mats 
that looked like bamboo. 

The winners for the "Royal Flush," 

or most creative bathroom, were Avrielle 
McGill, Wendy McLevige, Kaye Garrison, 
Melissa Rusk and Shannon Trumbauer in 
Janss 702. Their bathroom had a "Pirates 
of the Caribbean" theme, featuring the 
movie poster on the wall, music from the 
movie, eye patches to wear while using the 
bathroom, a pirate flag on the door, toilet 
paper in a treasure chest covered with 
necklaces, and a treasure map. 

The students in Rasmussen 805 took 
the prize for "The Best Bachelor Pad." 
Gregory Allen, Brian Blevins, Derek 
Clarke, Samuel Hicks and Jonathan Sie- 
brecht decorated their room with sports ap- 
parel. Half of a basketball court was taped 
out on the floor. The room was decorated 
with a basketball hoop, a golfing/putting 

area and a score board. The walls were 
decorated with faces going from big to 
small by the ceiling to mimic an arena, and 
skateboards were lined up on the wall. 

Katy Wilson. Audrey Woods and Mi- 
chele Hernandez decorated their room with 
records, art deco patterns on the wall and 
crazy wall lights to win the prize for the 
"Best Bachelorette Pad" in Pederson 214. 

The contest took place on Tuesday, 
Oct. 7, with judging from 3 p.m. until 
7:45 p.m. The judges were Robby Larson, 
Brianne Davis and Catherine Ward. Each 
room was judged on a 50-point scale for 
creativity, uniqueness, cleanliness and 
good use of space. 

"Because it is so early in the year, this 
contest gives students a chance to make 

their new rooms feel comfortable and like 
home," said Jen Ledesma, student hall 
programmer. "It gives them a chance to do 
something together, but at the same time 
for yourself." 

Each hall varied in the number of 
participants, but New West had the most 
entries for the preliminary contest. 

"This program encourages students to 
express their individual taste," said Beckie 
Lewis, senior programming chair for 
RHA. "We get to see how creative people 
can be with a small space and encourage 
residents to be actual roommates instead of 
dividing the room in individual sections. 
They get to combine resources and their 
creative thinking to create something that 
represents all of them." 

Caf workers enjoy job, students 

By MaryBel Lopez 
Staff Writer 

Most students eat in the cafeteria, 
but few take the time to get to know th-e 
people who prepare and serve the food. 

Norma Hernandez has been making 
breakfasts and lunches for the past 15 
years. Hernandez said that her favorite 
thing about her job is interacting with 

the students. 

"I love to hear them laugh. They are 
all so playful," she said. 

Oscar Recines, the cook on staff 
at California Lutheran University, has 
been working here for a little over a 
year. He enjoys being able to talk with 
the students when he has time. 

"We try so hard and make food that 
all of the students like, but in the end it's 
hard to please everyone," Recines said. 

Effie Yocum has been baking for 16 

"I love baking, and I get to do that 
here for the students. I really like it 
here. All the students seem very friend- 
ly," Yocum said. 

Theresa Barnett, who has been 
working for 10 years, said that the 
only thing that she does not like 
about her job is not having enough 
time to do everything that needs to be 

•done. Barnett said that she does not 
mind the late students who come in 
to have a meal five minutes before the 
cafeteria closes. 

"The kids need to eat. I'd stay open 
all day if I could, but that's just the mom 
coming out in me," Barnett said. 

Cafeteria employees welcome stu- 
dents who want to mingle and interact 
with them. 

Single-gender clubs support students 

CLU's Animus club helps 
male students connect 

Kalos club provides women 
with opportunities for growth 

By Kelly Jones 
Staff Writer 

Animus is an all-male, leadership-ori- 
ented club that started last year. 

"I feel it is important to foster leader- 
ship on this campus, where there is a lack 
of leadership on this campus where there 
is a lack of male leadership," said Animus 
president Adam Jussel. 

The club's mission statement states 
that "Animus is a group of men striving 
to instill in each other the rational, social, 
and moral principals necessary for positive 
character, leadership and service." 

"It is something that I want to be a part 
of because 1 would have liked a mentoring 
program when I was a lower classman," 
said Animus treasurer David Sundby. 

Animus is Latin and means "will, 
character and intellect." Animus is all-male 
because members did not want people to 
think that their objective was to pair up- 
perclassmen men with underclassmen 

"We want to help athletic leaders, gov- 
ernment leaders, drama leaders and people 

"I feel it is important to foster 
leadership on this campus, 
where there is a lack of lead- 
ership on this campus, where 
there is a lack of male leader- 

Adam Jusse! 
Animus president 

from all different backgrounds come to- 
gether and help each other," said Sundby. 

On Saturday, Oct. 20, Animus is hav- 
ing a 'play day,' in which it will participate 
in planned activities that will bring mem- 
bers together as a group and orient the 
younger members with the older members. 
The club currently has about 45 members 
and is continuously growing. 

"Animus is a good way to get with 
a group of guys to do good things in the 
community and around campus," junior 
Mark Nielsen said. 

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Staff Writer 

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"Kalos" comes from the Greek root 
for kaleidoscope, meaning "beautiful, 
genuine and honorable." Kalos is also the 
name of one of the newest women's clubs 
on campus. 

"The purpose of this organization 
shall be to provide women with a basis 
of support, encouragement, and personal 
growth. The organization will bring to- 
gether a group of women in hopes of 
appreciating diversity and promoting tol- 
erance of all. Also, providing avenues for 
social, spiritual, and community growth 
through programs and events focused 
on community service, leadership, social 
programs and the needs of the members 
of the organization" says the Kalos mis- 
sion statement. 

Formed in spring semester 2003, the 
club was inspired by Animus, the male 
counterpart to Kalos, a club for CLU 
men who want to enrich their leadership 

"Because the majority of student 
leaders on campus are women, we 
thought that it would be best to have a 
club that revolved around support and en- 

couragement rather than leadership," said 
Kalos president Holly Hoppman. "Such 
clubs on campus as Women's Issues, 
Women's Actions, have a more political 
aim; we just wanted to provide a place to 
come and encourage each other and help 
out the community." 

Not yet two months old, Kalos al- 
ready has a board of officers that oversee 
the 72-member organization. Junior Jen 
Ledesma is the secretary/treasurer, senior 
Christi Casad is the community liaison, 
junior Liz Ardis is the programmer and 
freshman Courtney Duckworth is the 
marketer. With help from adviser Pastor 
Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, Kalos plans to 
join a number of community service proj- 
ects this year, as well as offer club events. 
The first event of the year for the organi- 
zation is a late-night movie on Oct. 18. 

"We plan to also host fundraisers and 
make a joint effort with the Women's Re- 
source Center as well as Women's Issues 
Women's Actions to work on participat- 
ing in 'Take Back the Night,' a candle- 
light vigil held every year to remember 
those who have been victims of rape," 
Hoppman said. 

Kalos meets every other Tuesday at 7 
p.m. in Overton Hall. 

On Oct. 24, CLU is taking over Seattle's 
Best Coffee. First 250 students between 

9 p.m. and 12 a.m. recieve free coffee. 
Entertainment by CLU students. 

Questions? Call Eliz Baesler at X3197 

October 15,2003 


Thi; Echo 5 

Mendizel turns pain into art 

By Kristina Sterling 
Staff Writer 

Most people would be shocked if 
someone offered them $850 for one of 
their paintings. Most people wouldn't 
think twice before accepting the offer. 
But most people are not Sarah Mendizel, a 
California Lutheran University senior. 

While in high school in her hometown 
of Riverside, Calif., Mendizel's artwork 
was often displayed at shows and coffee- 
houses. When she was offered $850 for a 
painting, she turned down the offer without 
any hesitation. 

"I don't like selling my art," said 
Mendizel. "It's like selling journal pages." 

Mendizel, who will be completing her 
double major of art and psychology this 
academic year, mixes her two majors in 
her art and often researches a topic before 
starting a piece. Her artwork often deals 
with abuse, women's issues and other con- 
troversial topics. 

"I'm the artist that pushes buttons, that 
makes people uncomfortable, but that's the 
only way they will learn," Mendizel said. 

Art has been a major part of Mendi- 
zel's life. 

"It's given me an outlet if I'm de- 
pressed or really happy. There's not always 
words for everything, so I am able to paint 
them or sculpt them," she said. 

Mendizel's artwork has also been 
on display for the students and faculty 
at CLU. One of Mendizel's pieces, "Too 
Young," has been shown in the library and 
in the Soiland Humanities building. "Too 
Young," which deals with teenage suicide, 
is a mask of a screaming face on white can- 
vas with blood squirting out. The piece's 
graphic nature shocked many of the people 
who saw it. 

CLU art professor Larkin Higgins 
thinks very highly of Mendizel's artwork 
and the influence that it has had on the 
CLU community. 

"It has definitely affected students 
and faculty in a good way. Any time art 

makes people think, it's part of educational 
and intellectual dialogue, and dialogue is 
always good," Higgins said. 

Although she is more often than not 
praised for her artwork, Mendizel has re- 
ceived criticism also. Mendizel considers 
this an advantage. 

"It's better for my artwork because 
a lot of people here are so conservative, 
and that's the audience I want to speak to 
because they are not facing the issues that 
should be faced, so I stand out," said Men- 
dizel. "I like that I standout ... it's easier to 
get my message across." 

An intelligent and well-spoken young 
woman, Mendizel has no doubts about her 
future career plans. 

"I'm going to be a child psychologist 
and tie in art by doing art therapy and I'm 
going to write children's books and il- 
lustrate too. Hopefully I'll have my own 
studio on the side," she said. 

Higgins has no. doubt that Mendizel 
will succeed in the future. 

"She has successfully combined her 

Photograph by Rebecca Hunau 
Senior Sarah Mendizel. a double major in art 
and psychology, plans to work with kids 

double calling of psychology and art within 
her creative visual artwork, her writing and 
her life," Higgins said. "She is going to be 
a successful artist in her own right, as well 
as an amazing psychologist or psychiatrist 
who nurtures her clients to create their own 

Fuel's "Natural Selection" is boiling hot 

By Michael Cabral 
Staff Writer 

Fuel released its third album, titled 
"Natural Selection," under Epic Records 
Inc. on Sept. 23. The fast-paced rock quar- 
tet includes Brett Scallions (vocals), Carl 
Bell (guitar), Jeff Abercrombie (bass) and 
Kevin Miller (drums). 

It usually takes a little time before a 
new album becomes a regular part of one's 
normal cycle of music. It is uncommon 
when people hear an album and nearly 

every song is stuck in their head and they 
just can't wait for the chance to listen to it 
again. This, however, is the case in "Natu- 
ral Selection." 

From the first track, "Quarter," to the 
fourth track and album single, "Falls on 
Me." to the last song, "Days With You," 
each song is a hit on its own. 

This album does not stray too far from 
the first two Fuel albums. "Sunburn." and 
"Something Like Human." Fuel's first 
single, "Shimmer" off of "Sunburn" would 
spark anyone's interest in the band. The 
latest hit, '"Falls on Me," will do the same. 

This album is a breath of fresh air at a 
time when experienced, more well-known 
bands are attempting to experiment with 
different sounds, straying away from what 
made them great. 

"Natural Selection" is a perfect mix 
of fast-paced songs, in a few slower tracks 
that make the entire album easy to listen to. 
Scallions' raw lyrics and Bell's guitar rifts 
are always recognizable and, as always, 
fit together perfectly with the bass of Ab- 
ercrombie and the percussions of Miller. 
The instrumentals work hand-in-hand with 
the lyrics to create a mood. The album is 

not one-sided, delivering both uplifting 
fast tracks, alongside more somber, mel- 
low songs. 

"Natural Selection." like Fuel's two 
preceding albums, is something to con- 
sider. There is no doubt that the first single. 
"Falls on Me," will be played regularly on 
the radio and eventually find its way as a 
commonly-aired video on music televi- 
sion. The song most likely to be the next 
single off the album is the eighth track. 
"Most of All." 

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December 17, 2003 

Union strike is beneficial 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

Last Saturday, 70,000 union workers for 
California's top three supermarket chains, 
Kroger, Albertson's and Safeway, went on 
strike. Strikers at the Vons on Moorpark 
turned me away from the store on Sunday and 
cheered when I told them that I was going to 
shop at Whole Foods, a non-union company 
that boasts being listed as one of the top 100 
companies to work for by Fortune magazine. 
Whole Foods, however,- is not the problem. 
The real problem is Wal-Mart. 

Union workers announced plans for a 
strike after the companies cut health care 
benefits, instituted a two-tiered wage system, 
cut hours and cut pay for all employees. Of- 
ficials for the three supermarket chains claim 
the cuts are necessary cost reduction steps 
that must be taken to face the upcoming 

threat of competition with Wal-Mart. Wal- 
Mart plans to open 40 new "super centers" 
in California, which will have large grocery 

Union officials believe the companies 
are exaggerating the threat of competition 
posed by Wal-Mart. A union spokeswoman 
claimed that Wal-Mart would only control 
1 percent of California's grocery market 
with the new stores. Despite the strike, the 
companies plan to keep stores open by hiring 
temporary workers. 

Historically, unions have made great ad- 
vances for their members in terms of work- 
place safety and compensation. However, in 
recent times unions have been heavily criti- 
cized for being greedy and unfair. Much of 
this criticism is the result of recent efforts by 
the labor movement to organize white-collar 
workers, farmers and immigrants. 

While I understand the need for com- 
panies to lower costs in the face of competi- 
tion, I have more sympathy for the laborers. 
Many consumers who frequent these stores 
are likely to be turned away in the coming 
weeks by picket lines. Yes, shoppers will be 
inconvenienced, but I believe inconvenience 
is a small price to pay for better wages and 
health benefits. It is important to remember 
that shoppers are not the only ones who will 
have to make concessions. Strikers will be 
paid only $200 a week by the union for man- 
ning the picket lines full time, a significant 
pay cut for most. 

The most significant goal of this and 
other strikes is to redistribute the profits 
of wealthy corporations, it is not the union 
members who are greedy, but the corpo- 
rate fatbacks. While driving around luxury 
sedans, most corporate executives do not 
concern themselves with whether or not Joe 
Clerk goes broke paying medical bills for his 
dying wife. Instead, they are concerned with 
finding cheap, part-time labor in order to 
avoid paying for employee benefits. Strikes 
work because companies lose money, not 
because poor union members are able to 
change the hearts and minds of their wealthy 
employers. Accusations of excessive greed 
on the part of labor organizations may have 
some merit, but accusing union members 
themselves of being greedy is ignorant. 

1 encourage students to avoid shopping 
or scabbing at Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons. 
Inconvenience is a small price to pay for be- 
ing able to help 70,000 grocery store workers 
and their families afford health care. 

Students who decide to work as strike 
breakers would do well to think about how 
their actions will hurt the strikers and their 
families. Temporary strikebreakers will pro- 
long the strike and force union members to 
survive longer on lower wages while they 
wait for a group of multi-millionaire corpo- 
rate executives to agree on how to provide 
better health care benefits without taking a 
pinch out of their overstuffed pocketbooks. 

Letter to the Editor 

Dear Echo, 

This is in response to Brett Rowland's 
editorial about plagiarism printed in the Oct. 
8 issue. This is a matter I do not take lightly 
for two reasons. First, 1 was caught for pla- 
giarism last school year. It was documented 
and filed in my record, so I know first-hand 
that this is a serious problem that must be 
dealt with sternly by CLU. Second, I will be 
teaching high school English after graduating 
and completing a credential program, so this 
will be something I will have to deal with on 
a day-to-day basis. 

Brett, you began by saying that the uni- 
versity purchased a "pricey subscription" to, but you never stated how 
much the price was. How can you say it was 
"pricey" without even stating the exact costs? 
You also said the site "does little to address 
the cause of plagiarism." That is because the 
website is not designed to address the cause 
of plagiarism. On the home page, it clearly 
states: "Since 1996, has been 
helping millions of faculty and students in 
5 1 countries to improve writing and research 
skills, encourage collaborative online learn- 
ing, ensure originality of student work, and 
save instructors' time — all at a very afford- 
able price." 

I think that takes care of you worrying 

about how "we should focus on improving 
the writing and critical thinking skills of stu- 
dents and encouraging academic integrity." 
The little research you did accomplish was 
shown when you said, "A study conducted by 
theCenter for Academic Integrity reports that 
80 percent of college students admit to cheat- 
ing at least once." 

Too bad all you did was copy and 
paste this straight from the FAQ page of the website without reference to it! 
That would be a form of plagiarism! 

Later you talk about how websites like 
this create fear and suspicion in students, and 
that you were once required to submit a paper 
to Turnitin for one of your classes. 

You said you were "fearful that due to 
some cyber search engine error [you] would 
be accused of plagiarism" and that it was not 
a case of "paranoia or a guilty conscience." 
If it truly wasn't, then why did you state that 
you "spent more time worrying about being 
accused than [you] did writing the paper"? 
Webster's definition of paranoia is a psy- 
chosis marked by delusions and irrational 
suspicion. The fact that you worried about 
the possibility of being accused of plagiarism 
is clearly a sign of this. If for some highly 
unlikely chance there was a computer error, 
I'm sure professors at CLU are bright enough 
to realize the material had in fact been quoted 


I don't agree with you that professors 
should set aside a whole class session to lec- 
ture us about proper source citation or effec- 
tive writing techniques. That's what the Writ- 
ing Center is for - use it, it's free. The only 
excuse for not having those skills after a visit 
to the Writing Center is not having a brain. 

But then again, Brett, you tried to 
compare CLU buying a plagiarism website 
subscription to the Germans during the reign 
of the Nazis. I guess now we should start 
worrying about CLU professors sending us- 
to concentration camps if we plagiarize? 

Also, I don't agree with you that writing 
assignments that require many paper resourc- 
es and limit online resources discourages pla- 
giarism. You can still copy the words from 
a book as easily as you can from a website. 
As long as you properly quote the material, 
you're not committing plagiarism. 

If you go to the "About Us" section of, you can read some fast facts 
about the website. One is that "Plagiarism 
Prevention is now licensed by over 2,500 
institutions worldwide." But it must just all 
be one big conspiracy, right, Brett? 

Cory Hughes 
English major 


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October 15. 2003 


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Regals volleyball drops three 

By Luke Patten 
Staff Writer 

The Regals lost all three of their 
matches this week and watched their re- 
cord fall to 5-10 overall and 3-4 in SCI AC 

The Regals dropped a close match 
at Pomona-Pitzer, and then fell in home 
matches against Chapman and Claremont- 

The loss to Pomona was a tough one 
for the Regals. Having won two of the first 
three matches (30-27, 30-32, 30-24), it 
looked as if they would be able to pull out 
the victory, but in the fourth game, the Re- 
gals fell 17-30. In the decisive fifth game, 
Pomona came up with the 15-13 victory. 

For the match. CLU had its offense 
held in check by Pomona and finished with 
an attack percentage of .107. 

CLU had a very balanced attack in the 
game with four players recording double- 
figures in kills. They were led by freshman 
Meredith Nelson with 14. Sophomore Gi- 
anna Regal added 12. while sophomore 
Christie Barker and junior Katie Schneider 
each finished with 11. 

Sophomore Keely Smith recorded all 
46 of the team's assists. 

Defensively, Schneider came up big 
with 10 digs and five and a half blocks. Ju- 

Photograph by Kyle Peterson 

Junior Katie Schneider goes for a kill against two Claremonl opponents Oct. 10. 

nior Brionna Morse led the team in digs 
with 18. Nelson had 17 digs and Barker 
came up with 16. 

The next night, the Regals returned to 

the court against Chapman looking to get 
themselves back on the right track. 

The Regals lost the match in a fifth 
game. After winning the first game, the 

Regals lost both of the next games and had 
to win a tough fourth game just to force the 
fifth game. Game scores were 25-30, 30- 
23, 30-24, 23-30 and 15-13. 

The attack was once again a balanced 
one with Schneider leading the way this 
time with 15 kills. Nelson finished with 14 
and Barker had 13. Regal added 12. Smith 
finished the match with 53 assists. 

On the defensive side, Barker had 23 
digs to lead the way for CLU. Schneider 
finished with 19 while Nelson had 15 and 
Morse added 1 1 . Regal finished with a 
match high six blocks. 

Next up for the Regals was a match 
with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. CLU was 
defeated in three games (30-24, 30-25. 

CMS's offense worked well most of 
the night and finished with an attack per- 
centage of .248. They were particularly 
efficient in the third game, hitting .353. 

Regal and Schneider led the CLU 
attack with 12 and 1 1 kills. Barker and 
Nelson each added six. Freshman Jes- 
sica Hagerty led the team with 23 assists; 
Smith finished with 10, playing in only one 

Nelson was the lone Regal to record 
double figures in digs, finishing the match 
with 1 1 . Barker came up with eight while 
Schneider and Morse each got six. Sch- 
neider added six blocks as well. 

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The Cal Lutheran men's soccer team 
went one-and-one this week in league 
play. The team lost a close game 2-1 to 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Wednesday 
Oct. 8. Saturday, Oct. II, they outscored 
Cal Tech 6-0. 

The Kingsmen fell behind Clare- 
mont 1-0 early on in the second half, but 
rebounded in the final minutes to tie the 
game. Claremonl scored just 38 seconds 
later, putting the Stags up for good, 2-1. 
Dean Klipfel scored the lone goal for the 

"We out-shot Claremont. We had 
plenty of opportunities," Coach Dan Kuntz 

said. "We just made a couple technical 
mistakes. We outplayed them." 

The loss to Claremont dropped CLU 
to 3-3 in league play, while Claremont 
improved to 6-0 in league. 

On Saturday, the Kingsmen traveled to 
Cal Tech. Mark Olsen scored two goals for 
the Kingsmen and CLU defeated Cal Tech 
6-0, improving to 4-3 in league. Cal Tech 
fell to 0-6 in league play. 

"Everyone contributed today," Kuntz 

The men's soccer team will play Po- 
mona-Pitzer next week. Pomona is 5-2 in 
league play and in third place in SCIAC. 

"A win against Pomona is important 
because if we win we will be tied for third 
place in league," Kuntz said. 

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Regals soccer defeats 
SCIAC rival Claremont 

By Justin Shore 
Staff Writer 

The CLU women's soccer team im- 
proved its record to 5-6 overall and 3-3 in 
conference Oct. 8 with a 1-0 shutout over 
SCIAC rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. 

With the Regals' victory, the Athenas 
suffered their first conference loss. 

There was no score in the first half and 
most of the second half. With only four 
minutes remaining in the contest, freshman 
Amber Anderson scored her second career 
goal. Anderson's goal would prove to be 
the game winner. 

"Goalkeeper Pamela Clark and our 
defense worked like magic against Clare- 

mont," Coach Dan Kuntz said. "Our de- 
fense is what broke the back of Claremont 
on Wednesday." 

The Regals tied for first place with 
Claremont in the 2002 season. To decide 
who would move on to the SCIAC play- 
offs, the teams played in a one-game tie- 
breaker known as a "play-in," in which the 
winner advances to the NCAA playoffs. 
The Regals* season ended on an overtime 
shootout, and Claremont advanced. 

Junior forward Jacqueline Ramirez 
has been waiting for almost a year to play 
Claremont again. 

"Last year we had to sit at home while 
they played in the playoffs, and we finally 
beat Claremont. It was a huge win for us 
and it was very gratifying," Ramirez said. 

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October 15,2003 

XC prepares for SCIAC championships 

By Devon Bostock 
Star- Writer 

The California Lutheran University 
cross country team has a great deal of opti- 
mism as it prepares to compete in one last 
meet before the league championship race. 

The SCIAC championships will de- 
termine the placing for each team in the 
league and decide which teams and which 
runners will go on to the NCAA Region- 

"Both teams have progressed well 
through the first half of the season. Train- 
ing and races have gone according to plan. 
We are recovering well from some minor 
injuries." Coach Scott Fickerson said. 
"Now it's time to step it up to another level 
in the conference competitions coming up 
in the next several weeks." 

Fickerson expects that most of the 
top runners on the team will be headed to 

"Tvler Ross and Heather Worden 

should both be top five runners at the 
[league] championships. Our top three 
men and women should be named All- 
SCIAC runners," Fickerson said. 

The top 20 runners in the league 
championship race are named All- 
SC1AC runners. 

At this point in the season Heather 
Worden, Carly Sandell and Emma 
Holman are the top three runners for 
the Regals. Fickerson expects each to 
place in the top 20 runners at the cham- 
pionships as long as they continue to 
progress and Sandell and Holman com- 
pletely recover from their injuries. 

"On all the courses I have run 
this year I have improved from last 

year's times. As a team. I am ex- Junior John Cummings competes in the CLU 
cited to see how we will turn out in Invitational. Sept. 27. 

Photograph by Billy Proctor 

[the championships]. We are at a much 
higher level than we were last year at this 
time," Worden said. 

On the Kingmen's side, Tyler Ross, 
Scott Siegfried and Aaron Hutchinson are 
the top three runners. 

"As the season progresses, the team 
is improving race by race and everyone 
is working hard and obtaining new per- 
sonal records. The team is going into 
[league championships] with a lot of 

confidence. We are looking forward to 
surprising some schools this year." Sieg- 
fried said. 

As the stakes are higher in each race, 
so is the team's level of confidence and 
excitement. Still, according to Fickerson. 
there is work to do if the team expects to 
place in the top three teams at the SCIAC 

Fickerson expects Ciaremont-Mudd- 
Scripps. Pomona-Pitzer and La Verne to 
compete for the top three spots on the 
men's side. 

"A top three spot [for the Kingsmen] 
is still a very realistic goal, but it will be 
a very challenging one as well. A lot of 
things still have to come together. 1 think 1 
see it as a bit more of a challenge than 1 did 
before the season began," Fickerson said. 

According to Fickerson, the top two 
teams on the women's side are Claremont 
and Pomona-Pitzer. 

"Our goal is still top three, but like on 
the men's side, it will take some doing," 
Fickerson said. 

Intramural Sports 

CLU Intramural program looking to expand and improve 

By Kyle Wells 
Staff Writer 

Fall has arrived, and with it, California 
Lutheran University's intramural sports. 
This semester, 'students can participate in 
either Rag football or volleyball. 

"Intramural sports are going really 
well this year, and it seem like people are 
having a lot of fun," said John Hamersma, 
head referee for intramural sports. 

Eleven teams are competing for the 
end-of-season championship in flag foot- 
ball and volleyball. 

Student participation in flag football 
has decreased slightly this fall. Participa- 

tion in volleyball has never been better. 

Changes have been made this year to 
increase student participation and provide 
better equipment for intramural sports. 
Plans are underway to begin other off- 
campus activities such as bowling and 
broomstick hockey. The idea behind this 
is to increase more off-campus events for 
people who don't have the time for sched- 
uled intramural sports. 

Chris Paul. ARC coordinator for intra- 
mural sports, oversees every aspect of in- 
tramurals, from the referees to making sure 
all the teams have the proper equipment. 

"Chris goes the extra step to make sure 
everything is right," Hamersma said. 

Paul, with the help of her staff, is 

brainstorming new ways to improve in- 
tramural sports at CLU. In the past few 
months, two new volleyball poles have 
been purchased, as well as a new net. She 
is also considering organizing a two-day 
camping trip to the Grand Canyon. She 
has made volleyball a fall sport and moved 
basketball to the spring. 

When the spring term comes, so will 
new intramural sports. This spring, CLU 
will offer basketball, soccer and Softball. 
Intramurals is also considering offering 
ultimate Frisbee. 

"I like how they organize the sports, so 
that you have time to participate in more 
than one," said Per Sandstrom, a CLU stu- 
dent and participant in intramural sports. 

Paul is also trying to start an extramu- 
rals program that would take place at CLU 
and other universities. 

The idea behind this program is to es- 
tablish relationships with other schools so 
that CLU's intramural sports can compete 
with theirs. 

"We hope that we will be able to 
have championship games against other 
schools," Paul said. 

Senior Tim Huck believes students 
notice the extra effort being put into the 
intramural program. 

"[Paul] is doing a good job. [Intramu- 
rals] are a lot more organized than in past 
years," said Huck, a participant in flag 
football and volleyball. 

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Oct. 19 

2 p.m. 

Big Ballin' vs. Los Polios Diablos 

The Snipers vs. Da Braddas 

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That's Enough vs. Bad Boys 

Aquafina vs. Kentucky Straight 

4 p.m. 

Death Inc. vs. The Mooses 

Mulisha vs. Shockers 

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Oct. 19 

9 p.m. 

Wilson vs. Free Agents 

That's Amazing vs. The Buttons 

10 p.m. 

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Chievos y Chievas vs. Bust a Move Groove 

California Lutheran University 



Volume 44, No. 6 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91 360 

October 22, 2003 




Kingsmen defeat the Sagehens. 

Students take lessons in relaxing. 

Students can pay bills electroni- 
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Clark lecture on creativity 

By Erick Elhard 
Staff Writer 

The most recent installment of 
California Lutheran University's Harold 
Stoner Clark lecture series brought famed 
psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to 
the campus on Monday. It was a two-part 
presentation, with lectures at 10 a.m. and 
4 p.m. on separate but interrelated topics. 
He spoke to a full house on his areas of ex- 
pertise, creativity and flow, to which he has 
devoted nearly 40 years of investigation. 

Csikszentmihalyi began his morn- 
ing lecture with an important distinction 
between creativity and Creativity. The 
former, which is notably spelled with a 
lowercase 'c,' is characterized as some- 
thing relatively minor done in a fresh, 
unique way. The example of adding a bit 
of shredded cheese to a morning egg om- 
lette was given. The capitalized Creativity 
entails fresh approaches to those events 
that are of far greater importance to soci- 
ety as a whole. These events do not just 
affect the individual, but help others to see 
and to understand the world in a new way. 
Whereas creativity exists even in primates, 
humans alone have the mental ability to 
document and share Creativity with sub- 
sequent generations through organizations 
like industries and universities. 

At the peak of arousal and skill, a 
high level of happiness and effectiveness, 
coined by Csikszentmihalyi as "flow," may 
occur. He identified seven major charac- 
teristics of this elevated state that include 
complete focus, inner clarity, serenity, 
timelessness and intrinsic motivation. Be- 
cause they have nothing to do with sur- 
vival, segments of our society dedicated to 
art, music and theater exist only to produce 
flow, to make everyday life more enjoy- 

Photograph by Sarah Gai 
Harold Stoner Clark guest lecturer Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. famed psychologist, 
speaks about creativity and flow on Monday. Oct. 13. 

able, and to encourage people to pursue 
flow in other areas of their life like school 
and work. 

Susan Perry, poet and former student 
of Csikszentmihalyi, described the flow 
she experiences when writing in this man- 

"It's like opening a door that's floating 
in the middle of nowhere and all you have 
to do is go and turn the handle and open it 
and let yourself sink into it," Perry said. 

Motivation was also addressed as an 
integral factor of flow. In 1975, Csikszent- 
mihalyi interviewed a famous American 
composer who said that when flow occurs 
during music composition, it makes a per- 
son so ecstatic that the individual almost 
does not exist. The hand seems to move 
apart from self: there is no control over 

what is happening, and the music seems 
to flow from itself. Csikszentmihalyi and a 
team of researchers conducted over 8,000 
worldwide interviews and found that this 
sense of ecstasy is essential to all civiliza- 
tions, even those which have ceased to 
exist. From their ruins it can be surmised 
that because some of their recovered ar- 
tifacts were not necessary for everyday 
life, they must have been created out of 
joy and creativity. He even noted that the 
Samuelson Chapel, where the lecture was 
held, was built for ecstasy; the organ to 
bring joy through music and the colorful 
stained glass windows to allow in pleasing 
amounts of light. 

"All creative activity requires all of 
our attention or we can't push the en- 
velope beyond what is already known," 

Csikszentmihalyi said. 

He went on to outline a 10-point list of 
characteristics that calls to note the com- 
plexity of a creative/Creative individual. 
These individuals possess qualities on both 
sides of a typical scale, including the abil- 
ity to be energetic and ready for rest when 
appropriate. They combine intelligence 
with naivete, playfulness with discipline, 
and vulnerability with self-confidence. 

Dr. Marylie Gerson, assistant profes- 
sor and director of psychology graduate 
programs, encouraged her social psychol- 
ogy class to attend. 

"My students found it interesting that 
humans need to be reminded to be in flow, 
yet have to get out of it to make the docu- 
mentation that is unique to us," she said. 

Gerson also said she found it interest- 
ing that creative people can go back and 
forth in the way they experience the world. 
They are not rigid. 

"They are able to see the trees as well 
as the forest," she said. 

Csikszentmihalyi began his afternoon 
discussion with a brief history of the ra- 
tionale behind his extensive study of flow, 
which is intricately related to quality of 
life. A native of Hungary, he was 10 years 
old at the end of World War II. Watching 
some of his native Europeans admirably 
coping after losing all of their possessions 
made him realize that material things do 
not make life worth living. 

An investigation of this assumption 
offered supporting evidence. When he and 
his associates interviewed women from 
various cultures, they found that Calcutta 
prostitutes reported only slightly lower 
levels of happiness than suburban matrons 
from the United States. 

"Quality of life depends not so much 
on what you have, but what you are," 
Csikszentmihalyi said. 

Actress Elisabeth Shue visits CLU 

By Heather Peterson 
Staff Writer 

Elisabeth Shue, the star of such 
films as "Leaving Las Vegas" and "The 
Saint." was at California Lutheran Uni- 
versity on Wednesday, Oct. 15. 

Shue was the first guest lecturer 
in CLU's new University Honors Pro- 
gram, which offers special classes for 
students with high GPAs. She addressed 
the students in "Globalizing the Femi- 
nine: Women in International Film," 
taught by Deborah Sills. 

Shue was born on Oct. 6, 1963, in 
Wilmington, Del. With three brothers 
to compete with for attention, Shue 
decided to start acting when she was 16 
years old. 

One of the hardest things about 
acting for Shue was overcoming her 

"I struggled with just feeling com- 
fortable in front of the camera," Shue 

Soon Shue got jobs in ads for 
Burger King, DeBeers diamonds and 
Hellman's mayonnaise. In 1984, she 
landed a role in "The Karate Kid" and 
later played the daughter in a military 
family in the short-lived series, "Call 
to Glory." She continued her acting ca- 
reer with roles in "Adventures in Baby- 
sitting," "Cocktail" and "Soapdish." 

In 1995, Shue was given the op- 
portunity to play the part of a hooker 
named Sera in "Leaving Las Vegas," 
directed by Mike Figgis and starring 
Nicholas Cage. 

"I think 'Leaving Las Vegas' is a rare 
example where the movie is as good as 
the book," Shue said. 

Shue never actually had to read 
for the role of Sera. Five years prior 

to the filming of "Leaving Las Vegas," 
she had read for a part in another Fig- 
gis movie that never got made. Figgis 
called her and asked her if she wanted 
the part in "Leaving Las Vegas." 

"There's always work for 
women in independent 
films and on stage." 

Elisabeth Shue 

Shue said she was very nervous 
about the role because she was not a 
big actress at the time, and she wasn't 
sure how the audience would react to 
her playing such a part. 

"I was really nervous that people 

would not believe I could be that per- 
son," Shue said. 

Shue was recognized for her per- 
formance with a Best Actress nomina- 
tion at the Academy Awards that year. 

Shue said that she thinks it is too 
bad that there aren't more roles for 
women in big movies. She thinks they 
are especially hard to find as a woman 
grows older. While there may not be 
many parts for women in movies, Shue 
says there is still an option. 

"There's always work for women 
in independent films and on stage," 
she said. 

Shue has been in a number of films 
since "Leaving Las Vegas," including 
"The Saint," (1997) "Deconstructing 
Harry," (1997) "Palmetto," (1998) 
"Hollow Man." (2000) "Leo" (2002) 
and the upcoming "Mysterious Skin," 
due in 2004. 

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OCTOBER 22. 2003 

a sneak peek of this week at the lu 

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WRC Open House 

Women's Resource Center 
2 p.m. 

Salary Negotiations Workshop 

Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

Rotaract Meeting 
Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 


October 23 

Hawaiian Club Meeting 

Apartments Lounge 
6 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 

8 p.m. 



10 p.m. 


October 24 


October 25 

Kingsmen Soccer vs. Univ. of La Verne 
North Field 
11 a.m. 

Regals Soccer vs. Univ. of La Verne 
North Field 
2 p.m. 

Convocation - Founder 's Day Service 

10 a.m. 

Friday Eucharist 

Meditation Chapel 
12 p.m. 

Regals Volleyball vs. Calif. Institute of 

7:30 p.m. 

Founder 's Day Concert - CLU Choir 
and Symphony 


8 p.m. 

Club Lu -Java & Jive 

Seattle's Best Coffee 

9 p.m. 


October 26 

Spirit Day 
All Day 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
6:30 p.m. 

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October 28 

Brown Bag Series 


12 p.m. 

Regals Volleyball vs. Occidental 

7:30 p.m. 

Movie Night 
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American States (OAS) to be the leading part of two separate videoconferences 
on issues related to the new Inter-American system. The videoconferences will be 
lead by CLU. however the World Bank and the OAS will have the most active role 
during the sessions. There will be four other universities participating: Denison 
University. Kenyon College, University of Alabama, and from Mexico, Instituto Tec- 
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The Echo 3 

Net.Pay launched for bills 

By Cameron Brown 
Staff Writer 

On Oct. 8, California Lutheran 
University's Business Office launched 
Net.Pay in an effort to provide students 
and parents with a more efficient and less 
complicated way of viewing and paying 
bills. Last year, CLU paid over $130,000 
in credit card merchant fees. However, it 
hopes to decrease costs through the new 
online bill paying company, according to 
University Controller Kevin Schaffels. 

"Students and their parents have 
been asking for this alternative for a few 
years," Schaffels said. "They have the 
option of paying their bills online, or if 
they don*t want to do that, they can still 
view their account status." 

Credit card payments that are made 
toward tuition fees are subject to a pre- 
authorized convenience fee, a rather 
small price considering the availability 
and expediency, Schaffels said. Concur- 
rent with the arrival of Net.Pay, the 
Business Office will no longer be ac- 
cepting credit cards for student account 

"The sole intent of Net.Pay is this: to 
pay all student-related fees by means of 
the Internet," Schaffels said. "The Busi- 
ness Office hopes to get rid of paper bills 
because for all this time it has caused a 
lot of confusion and disorganization in 
our office." 

According to Schaffels, the setup 
process is rather easy, and once operat- 
ing, it will be fully functional. 

"Signing up for Net.Pay is easy. Go 

to and hit the Student 
Accounts Quick Link. Then click on the 
Net.Pay link and Sign up. You need to 
have your seven-digit student ID/account 
number to sign up. It takes only about 
three minutes," Schaffels said. "When 
you've finished signing up, you will 
receive a PIN number. If you give that 
PIN number and your student account 
number to your parents, they too can sign 
up for Net.Pay, be notified when bills are 
available to view and be able to make 
payments to your student account elec- 

Much like new applications that 
are implemented on campus, Schaffels 
said, it is probably going to take a while 
before this system catches on. 

"The key to Net.Pay is just getting 
the students to sign up. I think that once 

word gets around that such a program 
exists, students and parents will resort to 
it with little or no hesitancy," Schaffels 

There will be an added bonus for 
those students who sign up for Net.Pay. 

"Any student who decides to sign up 
for this service by Nov. 1 5 will be eligible 
to win one of two $200 gift certificates 
to the student bookstore," Schaffels said. 
"Hopefully the gift certificates will act as 
an incentive for students to use the online 

Unlike the Business Office that closes 
its doors by the late afternoon, Net.Pay is 
available 24 hours a day, Schaffels said. 

"This is just one more reason why 
students and parents should give Net.Pay 
a shot," Schaffels said. "What do you 
have to lose?" 

Senate seeks 30 immediate Luedtke approves lease of new 
changes to improve dining cardio equipment for gym 

By Heather Hoyt. 
Staff Writer 

Senators met with four representa- 
tives from Sodexho, the suppliers of food 
on campus on Monday. Oct. 13. They dis- 
cussed issues surrounding the Cafeteria, 
Centrum and Cafe A La Carte. 

The representatives from Sodexho 
asked the group to rate on a scale of one to 
10 certain things relating to campus food 
and why they rated them accordingly. 

"The people from Sodexho were very 
attentive and told the group that they 
could speak their minds and be honest 
about management, quality and cleanli- 
ness in the three eateries on campus," said 
ASCLU President Robert Boland. 

The senators brought a list of about 
30 items to discuss with Sodexho. Among 
them were presenting more variety and 
offering vegetarian items on the menus, 
and changing the dollar amount from $4 

to $6 per meal. Sodexho is ready to make 
some changes immediately, so look for 
new items and options coming soon. 

The Alumni Association is talking 
about forming a student club that will 
interact with alumni. The hope is that 
the club will bridge the gap between 
tfie Alumni Association and the current 
student body so that alumni will become 
more active in school events and possibly 
donate some funds toward programs on 

Boland met with the association on 

"The Association's goal is to have the 
basic structure of the club set up by Feb- 
ruary of 2004 and have the club up and 
running by September," Boland said. 

Senate continues to spend time in 
their committees working on school im- 
provements and resolutions. Last week, 
a new committee was formed specifically 
for focusing on library improvements. 

By Jennifer Pfautch 
Staff Writer 

Facilities promotes recycling 

By Jody Biergiel 
Guest Writer 

Eden, a student-run environmental 
awareness club, and Facilities want to re- 
mind students about recycling on campus: 
every suite, house and apartment should 
have a blue recycling bin. Cans, glass, 
No. 1 and No. 2 plastics, clean card- 
board and white paper can be deposited 
in these bins. Bins can be emptied in the 
green dumpsters next to the regular trash 


Ryan Van Ommeren, director of Fa- 
cilities and a recycling promoter, reminds 
students that CLU pays only 20 percent of 
the regular trash collection fee (called a 
tipping fee) when the city tips a recycling 
dumpster. This means that every blue 
trash dumpster costs $170 to tip, while 
every green recycling dumpster costs $34. 
In addition, as much as 75 percent of the 
trash in the trash dumpsters is recyclable. 

For more information about recycling 
please, call Van Ommeren at ext. 32 1 1 . 

The Political Science Club was ap- 
proved for the 2003/2004 school year. 
The club is now officially recognized by 
California Lutheran University. 

The statement of purpose for the Po- 
litical Science Club is: "To provide an op- 
portunity for political science majors and 
other interested students to meet one an- 
other and to discuss the political situations 
occurring both nationally and internation- 
ally. Also, it will serve as an information 
basis for political educational programs 
and activities occurring on campus." 

"So far, 1 1 groups have signed up for 
'Play for Pay,'" at large representative 
Heather Worden said. "Play for Pay" is 
CLU's annual talent contest to be featured 
at the "Fright Night Breakfast" on Wednes- 
day, Oct. 29. 

"We have more groups signed up this 
year at this time than in years past," Wor- 
den said. 

"I'm so excited," said Dance and So- 
cial Activities Cooordinator Katy Wilson 
while in reference to the "Co'Horror'nation 

Wilson purchased new crowns and a 
new robe this year to use. It will be held 
in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Cul- 

ture in the Soiland Humanities Center on 
Thursday, Oct. 30. The planning of "Hal- 
loween Aftershock" is going smoothly. Se- 
nior Programs Board Representative Sara 
Placas said that the check request for the 
cafeteria and the bonfire went in last week. 
The Carnival is in Kingsmen Park after the 
Homecoming game on Saturday, Nov. I . 

Tickets went on sale Oct. 14 for the 
"Maliboo Ball." Ticket prices are $30 for 
the first 100 students and $35 after that. 
Students will be able to valet-park their 
cars for $3 at Dukes in Malibu, where 
Homecoming will be held. 

"People should dress up; it will be re- 
ally good," Wilson said. 

President Luther Luedtke approved 
the leasing of five new pieces of cardio 
equipment, including two treadmills, two 
elliptical machines and a stationary bike. 
The lease is for three years with a price tag 
of $14,000. The new equipment should be 
available in the next month, said Michael 
Fuller, associate dean of students. 

The 90 tickets to the Oct. 21 show of 
"Phantom of the Opera" sold out quickly. 

"It was exciting, but lots of sad faces," 
said Robby Larson, director of student 
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October 22. 2003 

Campus Quotes 

How do you feel about the visitation policy? 

Monica Schallert, sociology, 2006 

Mark Jordan, kinesiology, 2007 

Kim Eynon, biology, 2004 

"It should be excusable if you have "It's ridiculous because if it is out of "| think that we are adults so we 

a friend coming to visit; not necessarily consideration for your roommates, but shouldn't have rules like this." 

a boyfriend or girlfriend, just a friend or your roommates are OK with it, then it 

sibling of the opposite sex." shouldn't matter." 

Kevin Jussel, undecided, 2007 

"I agree with it because there has to be 
some kind of regulation between males and 
females at a Lutheran university. It is also 
out of respect for your roommates." 

Jake Leoni. undecided, 2005 

Katy Wilson, undecided, 2006 

Mike Judd, biology/ psychology, 2005 

Sandra Hensley, biology, 2006 

"1 am definitely against it and I would »j tnink it ' s a rule that is essential and 

love to have girls stay over past 2 a.m." j s more concerned with respect." 

"I think the rule is weak because we "It's good. It gives common courtesy 

are going to sneak the ladies in anyway, so to your roommates because it establishes 
why even have the rule?" a boundary." 

Campus Quotes are compiled by Kaytie St. Pierre. Photography by Danny Ermolovich. 

Brown Bag teaches students to relax 

By Kristina Sterling 
Staff Writer 

This is the time of year when many 
college students find themselves over- 
whelmed and stressed out. Keeping up 
with never-ending schoolwork, sports, 
work and a social life may seem impos- 
sible at times. Practicing relaxation may be 
the answer stressed-out students are look- 
ing for, and it was the topic of the Brown 
Bag lecture on Oct. 14. 

California Lutheran University re-en- 
try student Laura Kansteiner gave the pre- 
sentation in the gym, so that the attendees 
could try the exercises for themselves. 

Kansteiner, who will complete her 
psychology degree this year, is an alcohol/ 
drug counselor at a rehab facility in Mal- 
ibu. Eight years ago, she began doing re- 
search on relaxation methods. She then put 
together a stress reduction group for her 
patients, who are getting over addictions 
and mental illness, and was able to lead 
them to a more relaxed state of mind. 

"They (the patients) enjoy it. It's 
something they look forward to doing and 
feel a benefit from," Kansteiner said. 

With classical guitar music playing in 
the background, and speaking in a sooth- 

ing voice, Kansteiner demonstrated some 
of her techniques. Progressive muscle 
relaxation, one of the techniques, requires 
participants to lie down and slowly relax 
their body, focusing on all body parts, 
contracting and releasing the muscles as 
they go. Another part of the exercise was 
to focus on different colors for each body 
part with one's eyes shut. 

Ryann Moresi, a 1999 CLU alumna 
who now works as the manager of mar- 
keting publication for Graduate and Adult 
Programs, enjoyed the color therapy exer- 

"I was able to fully relax, and when 
she was going through the visualization 
colors throughout your body, I almost fell 
asleep ... it really amazed me that during 
my stressful working day, I was able to 
relax that much during the hour," Moresi 

Kansteiner feels that CLU students 
could benefit greatly from the techniques, 
which can also deter the use" of negative 
stress-reducing methods. 

"Anybody can benefit by learning how 
to just take time out of their day and slow 
down. What happens is we find other ways 
to relieve our tension that aren't as healthy. 
Especially in your early 20s, alcohol and 

drugs can be a venue that lead to other 
problems. While they release the stress, 
they cause other problems," Kansteiner 

" We're always so busy, and 
were not taught in our culture 
how to slow down. This is a 
way to give ourselves time to 
get to know ourselves better." 

Laura Kansteiner 


Kansteiner encourages anyone who is 
feeling stressed out and overwhelmed to 
practice relaxation techniques. 

"We're always so busy, and were not 
taught in our culture how to slow down," 
Kansteiner said. "This is a way to give 
ourselves time to get to know ourselves 

The Brown Bag lecture series is held in 
the Women's Resource Center every Tues- 
day at noon. Next week's lecture titled, 
"Kindergarden for the Soul: Rediscover 
your Spirit," will be presented by coun- 
selor and author Karen Deborah Farris. 

Quick Relaxation Methods: 

1. Loosen your clothing and 

get comfortable. 

2. Tighten the muscles in your 

toes. Hold for the count of 

3. Relax and enjoy the 

sensation of release from 

4. Flex the muscles in your 

feet. Hold for a count of 
ten. Relax. 

5. Move slowly up through 

your body — legs, abdomen, 
back, neck, and face — 
contracting and releasing 
the muscles as you go. 

October 8. 2003 


Thf F.CHO 5 

Cosmic bowling a blast for CLU 

By Michael Cabral 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University held 
its Club Lu event at the 40-lane Bruns- 
wick Bowling Alley in Simi Valley, 
sponsored by ASCLU last Friday, Oct. 
17. From 9- 1 1 p.m. students bowled with 
friends to loud music and bright colors, 
some dressed in their high-school ap- 
parel, which was the theme of the event. 

"It was so much fun, I'm glad I de- 
cided to go," junior Carly Sandell said. 
All 40 lanes were taken for the full two 
hours students were there. Sign-ups, 
located in the Student Union Building, 
filled up fast for this event, and students 
who got to the alley after the rush, had 
difficulty getting the shoe size they 

"Not only was I impressed with the 
job CLU did in organizing the event, but 

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California Lutheran University students enjoy a night of cosmic bowling. 

with the turnout. It was great to see stu- 
dents line the entire alley from the first to 
the last lane," senior Sara Placas said. 
"The turnout was between 300 to 350 

students," junior Courtney Parks said. 

Brunswick set the atmosphere by ac- 
commodating students with shoes, bowl- 
ing balls and lanes in a cosmic setting. 

in addition to setting up several large- 
screen projectors that lined the alley to 
show students bowling and dancing in 
celebration after throwing a strike or a 

The snack station was also open for 
the entire two hours, but most students 
spent their time with their friends bowl- 

"It was my first time cosmic bowling 
and 1 beat my girlfriend. I had so much 
fun," freshman Chris Howard said. The 
glowing bowling balls and dark atmo- 
sphere lured many CLU students to at- 
tend, but for some the simple fact that the 
event was free was reason enough. 

"Anything free is good, especially 
when it's bowling," junior Brandon 
Sands said. 

The next Club Lu event will be at 
Seattle's Best Coffee on Friday, Oct. 24, 
at 9 p.m. 

'Sonic Trance' music has edgy soul 

By Marybel Lopez 
Staff Writer 

Music with substance and soul: a 
novel concept in an era of 20-inch rims and 
bling-bling, but this is exactly what Nicho- 
las Payton accomplishes with his seventh 
album, "Sonic Trance." Payton's take on 
the American art that is jazz music gives 

the classic medium a contemporary edge. 
"Sonic Trance," a solo-produced album by 
Payton, takes its influence not only from 
jazz greats, but from funk and hip-hop as 
well. This mix creates an uplifting, crazy, 
occasionally romantic, laid-back vibe, al- 
lowing listeners' minds to wander in the 
rhythms. Payton released his first CD, 
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with a collaboration with jazz legend Doc 
Cheatham in 1997. 

The New Orleans native has been 
turning heads in the jazz scene since his 
teenage years and has even been compared 
to the great Louis Armstrong. In his final 
album with Verve, titled "Dear Louis," 
Payton paid tribute to the man he is so of- 
ten compared to, his father, bassist Walter 
Payton. Walter accompanied his son as 
part of an 11 -piece group assembled for 
the album. 

The now 30-year-old, classically 
trained trumpet player and composer is 
still astounding his listeners and fellow 
musicians. In his first release on Wamer 
Brothers Records, "Sonic Trance," Payton 
reflects his life and influences in his music. 

meshes a Jamaican rap with jazz, giving 
the record a modem yet classically rooted 
feel. "Cannabis Leaf Rag I" demonstrates 
how close the relationship is between hip- 
hop today and ragtime from the 1920s. 
Intermingled in the album are slower, 
passionate cuts like "Velvet Handcuffs" 
and "Seance," which change the pace of 
the album, but do it with a silky smooth 

Payton experiments with musical tex- 
tures, incorporating keyboards, soprano 
and tenor saxophones, bass, drums and 
various other percussion instruments with 
his trumpet and flugelhom talents. 

With most music produced by synthe- 
sizers and high-tech beat making machines, 
Payton provides real instruments played by 
real musicians. Payton shows us that hip- 
hop-inspired music can be positive, and 
jazz is much more than one of your dad's 

On the track "Shabba Unranked," Payton old vinyl records. 

Student's art is inspired 
by life events and people 

By Kelly Jones 
Staff Writer 

Beth Garasin, a California Lutheran 
graduate student of 2002, has been serious 
about her artwork since she was 16 years 
old. Originally from Virginia, she began 
taking basic art classes at 16 when she 
moved to San Francisco. 

Despite its small art department, Ga- 
rasin decided to come to CLU because of 
the friendly people she met while visiting. 
She began to blossom as she expanded her 
knowledge of art and technique through 

"Professor Larkin Higgins and profes- 
sor Jerry Slattum were unbelievable role 
models," Garasin said. "Larkin has been a 
real help to me and supportive." 

For a long time, art seemed like the 
obvious choice for Garasin. but it was 
not until she had spent a semester in Italy 
studying that it became obvious that her 
long-time passion would become her ca- 

Garasin is a nontradttional artist. She 
works with mixed media, using materials 
such as cardboard, thread, photo trans- 

fers onto canvas and other fabrics and 
materials. She is constantly creating and 
experimenting with new ways of defining 
painting. Much of her inspiration for this 
comes from artists in San Francisco who 
work with mixed media. 

"I really get inspired by people or 
events in my life. My art is like a diary for 
me," Garasin said. 

Her family, friends, and colleagues 
have been supportive throughout her life, 
encouraging her to pursue her artistic 
dreams and abilities. 

"I think she has to keep creating. It is 
a part of her she can't ignore. In the future 
I see her work exhibited continuously and 
published collaboratively in a book along- 
side poetry." said Higgins. 

Currently one of Garasin 's paintings is 
on display at the Thousand Oaks Commu- 
nity Art Gallery as a part of a group exhibit 
titled "Syncho Patioh." 

Though she would one day like to 
be financially supported by her art work, 
Garasin realizes this is difficult for young 
artists. Currently she is working in the mu- 
sic and DVD business as an administrative 
assistant and is painting on the side. 

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October 22. 2003 

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By Brett Rowland 
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The last few months have been stress- 
ful times. The combined effect of the 
continually rising soldier and civilian body 
count in Iraq, Arnold Schwarzenegger 
winning the recall election and the passage 
of Little Boy Bush's $87 billion military 
and reconstruction fund for Iraq and Af- 
ghanistan has threatened to eat away at my 
stomach lining and create an ulcer large 
enough to rival the federal government's 
record $374.2 billion budget deficit for 
the 2003 fiscal year. For several days, I 
contemplated the possible death of humor 
in American politics. Just when I thought 
all hope was lost, comedy came from the 
most unlikely source: Rush Limbaugh. 
Limbaugh has worked miracles on my 

Yes, dear reader, the story of Lim- 
baugh's plunge into pain-pill addiction 
first appeared, appropriately enough, on 
the tabloid pages of the National Enquirer. 

After the mainstream media picked up the 
story, Limbaugh announced on his radio 
program that he would be checking into a 
detoxification center. Nine days before go- 
ing to the detoxification center, Limbaugh 
made his first and, because of his racist 
comments, last appearance as a profes- 
sional football commentator. 

Irony runs thick when a right-wing 
radio pundit who boasts being a longtime 
proponent of cruel drug laws and supporter 
of the drug war admits to being a drug ad- 
dict. It's a shame that Limbaugh wasn't 
arrested, thrown in jail and forced to rot 
side-by-side with the millions of similar 
criminal junkies who fill our nation's over- 
populated prisons. Unfortunately, Lim- 
baugh will probably spend a few weeks 
being pampered in a plush detoxification 
center that caters to celebrities and politi- 
cians before returning to his mansion and 
radio talk show. I expect that after detoxi- 
fication, Limbaugh will be invited to be a 
guest on Larry King Live, where he'll eat 
chocolate chip cookies while King spoon- 
feeds him warm milk from a saucer and 
talks about overcoming drug addiction. 
And once the heat is off, he'll no doubt hire 
anew housekeeper to fetch his prescription 
from the comer gas station. 

The real travesty here is that rich junk- 
ies like Limbaugh never experience the 
horrors of the criminal justice system or 
suffer under mandatory drug sentencing 
laws. Our judicial system is the poorer 
for this. Were more politicians and pun- 
dits punished by the provisions that they 

helped become laws, this country would be 
very different. 

.Dear readers, join me on a journey 
into an alternate universe where wealthy 
scumbags like Limbaugh are treated like 
common criminal dope fiends. Imagine 
Limbaugh strung out (red swollen cheeks, 
unkempt hair, no makeup and a glassy, 
thousand-yard stare) and stumbling along- 
side a deputy on the way to his cell. Listen 
to Limbaugh's pathetic high-pitched plead- 
ings and hollow threats to the deputy: "You 
see sir, I'm innocent. This is all a left-wing 
conspiracy; after all, it was Clinton who 
recommended I hire that lying housekeep- 
er. She's probably in this country illegally 
and I'd be willing to testify to that fact in 
exchange for a reduced sentence. I'll roll 
over on the president himself! I've got pic- 
tures of George, Arnold and me horribly 
inebriated while running around the Craw- 
ford Ranch stark naked and burning the 
American flag. Mr. Deputy, sir, i require 
immediate immunity for such testimony 
and photographic evidence." Watch as the 
deputy delivers a vicious and silencing 
blow to Limbaugh's distended liver. 

After a jaunt like that through the cor- 
rectional system, Limbaugh would dedi- 
cate the rest of his life to prison reform. 

Alas, this has gone on long enough, 
and we must return to reality. But think 
about how differently rich politicians 
would vote if they had to experience our 
correctional system as does the poor, con- 
fused lower-class criminal. 

Universal slashes wholesale CD prices 

By Devon Bostock 
Staff Writer 

Universal Music Group as of Oct. I 
cut wholesale prices on all of its compact 
discs. This is yet another attempt by record 
companies to bring consumers back to 
music stores and take them away from the 
likes of peer-to-peer file-sharing software 
like Kazaa and Napster. 

Since the compact disc format was un- 
veiled in the early 1980s, there has never 
been a significant drop in wholesale price. 
Wholesale price is the price that retail 
stores pay for a product; then they mark it 
up. usually to the MSRP, or manufacturer's 
suggested retail price. 

For quite some time, the average 
wholesale price has been around $13, with 
MSRPs ranging from $16 to $19. Now 
Universal expects that, due to its wholesale 
cut, we may begin to see brand-new CDs in 
stores for as little as $13. The bottom line is 
that this is a great plan. No matter what the 
motivation may be, CDs are long overdue 
for such a makeover. 

After all, it was easy for the record 
companies to see that cassette tapes, re- 
cords and 8-tracks were on the way out, 
allowing for timely price cuts. Unfortu- 
nately, compact discs have not shared the 
same fate. 

The Internet has allowed for the ever- 
popular MP3 musical format, which is just 
a track burned directly off of a CD and 
onto one's hard drive. This new format has 
been silently chipping away at the compact 

Record companies are now being 
burned by their own golden child. Finally, 
one company is going to do something 
about it. With musical acts like U2, Emi- 
nem, No Doubt and Nirvana, Uriiversal is 
the biggest-music company in the world, 
so it is in the position to do it. In a Univer- 
sal press release, CEO Doug Morris said, 
"Our new pricing policy will allow us to 
take the initiative in making music the 
best entertainment value and most com- 
pelling option for consumers. [Universal] 
is responsible for almost 30 percent of all 
album sales in the U.S. so we are uniquely 
positioned to try this new strategy. We 
strongly believe that when the prices are 
dramatically reduced on so many titles, 
we will drive consumers back to stores and 
significantly bolster music sales." 

The hard part is over for Universal. Now 
the decision is in the hands of consumers and 
other large record companies. 

The other record companies, like sheep, 
will follow suit. I would imagine that soon 
most compact disc prices will be as low as 

Whether the plan succeeds or fails. 
Universal has done the right thing, and by 
being the first of the Big Four (record com- 
panies) to bite the bullet and lower prices, 
it has relinquished any responsibility if the 
attempt fails. Even while the future of the 
compact disc is shrouded in mystery. Uni- 
versal can say it at least tried. 

Despite the current decline in CD 
sales. I believe that compact discs are go- 
ing to stick around, just as cassette tapes 
have, and their prices may even continue 
to go down. Soon, some type of legislation 
will be passed that changes the MP3 for- 
mat as we know it. 

One thing is for sure; MP3s are the 
best and worst thing to ever happen to the 
record companies. It will take a fight, but 
the companies eventually will find a way 
to make money off the format. They will 
be able to sell music by the song. In some 
cases, they already are, but it will become 
more widespread. Somehow, I believe they 
will find a way to control Internet trading 
and then use the format to their advan- 
tage — and when that time comes, prices 
may no longer be in your favor. So go out 
and take advantage of Universal's leap of 
faith while you can. The bigger success 
it sees, the sooner the other record com- 
panies will follow, and the lower future 
prices may go. 


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Kingsm en pluck the Sagehens 

By Etienne Emanuel 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University foot- 
ball stormed into Pomona and crushed the 
Sagehens convincingly, 62-35 on Oct. 18. 

The win takes the Kingsmen record to 
3-3, but it also puts them at 2-1 in league 
play. The Kingsmen remain in second 
place still chasing Redlands, with three 
league games left to play. 

Cal Lutheran had an offensive explo- 
sion starting with Jimmy Fox taking a 
sweep play into the end zone barely three 
minutes into the game. He scored again at 
the end of the quarter catching a 52-yard 
pass from Casey Preston. 

The defense forced a quick three- 
and-out, giving the ball right back to the 
offense, who immediately responded with 
another touchdown. This time, it was 
Charlie Brown who carried the ball up 
the middle for a 48-yard touchdown. The 

Sagehens answered with a score of their 
own, making it 2 1-7. 

Cal Lu was forced to punt on its next 
two drives, but the defense wasn't giving 
any ground either. Pomona tried to gain 
some momentum going into the second 
half with a halfback pass-back to the quar- 
terback, but Kyle Paterik was there wait- 
ing, intercepted the pass and nearly scored 
after breaking two tackles. He was brought 
down inside the red zone. From there it 
was all Preston; the quarterback called his 
own number, keeping the ball on a bootleg 
for the touchdown. 

The Kingsmen were not done. Safety 
Matt Barbier stepped in front of a Pomona 
receiver and picked off the pass. Preston 
then hit Fox on a comer route to move 
into field goal range, but the offense was 
looking for more. Preston threw a strike to 
Peter Gunny in the back corner of the end 
zone, making it 35-7 going into the half. 

The second half started with more of 
the same. The defense forced another turn- 

over, comerback Joey Stein came up with 
another interception and Brown ran for an- 
other touchdown on the ensuing play. 

"I think the bye week really helped us 
out," Brown said. "It gave us more time 
to prepare and come together. We played 
as a team on both sides of the ball and on 
special teams. Any time that happens we 
are real tough to beat." 

The Sagehens mounted a small rally, 
scoring two more touchdowns, but it was 
too little too late and the Kingsmen an- 
swered back. Tyler Ruiz, making his return 
after being on the sidelines in the La Verne 
game with a back injury, carried the ball 
three straight times, capping off another 
scoring drive with a 10-yard touchdown 

Another strong defensive effort gave 
the ball back to the Kingsmen and in one 
play they put another touchdown on the 

The defense forced another punt, but 
the Sagehens appeared to get a lucky break 

after a shanked punt bounced off a Cal Lu 
blocker and Pomona recovered. 

On the very next play, the defense 
took scoring matters into their own hands. 
Casey O'Brian knocked the ball loose from 
the running back and Nick Norian not only 
recovered the fumble but picked it up and 
ran it in, completing the scoop and score. 

"We were just rested and prepared 
to play; our team has bought in and we 
believe in what we do. We came in here to- 
night like we owned the place and proved 
it on the field," O'Brian said. 

The Sagehens put up two more scores, 
but the game was out of reach for Po- 

"Our guys just made up their minds 
that they were going to play hard this week 
and play with a purpose. We want to send 
a message every week that when you play 
the Kingsmen you have a battle on your 
hands. This is the kind of effort we need 
for the next three games," Coach Scott 
Squires said. 

Volleyball challenges alumnae Swimmin g' divin § 

short on members 

By Luke Patten 
Staff Writer 

This weekend, the California Lutheran 
University volleyball team got a blast from 
the past as it welcomed back former play- 
ers for the annual alumnae game. 

The game gives former players a 
chance to come back and see if they've still 
got what it takes, and allows the current 
players to play a friendly match against 
quality competition. 

"It was fun to play some of them who 
were seniors when we were freshmen just 
to get a chance to show them that we're, 
you know, just as good as them," junior 
Brionna Morse said. 

The match came as a welcome relief 
to the team, which didn't have any other 
matches during the week and spent the off 
time practicing. 

Photograph by Kyle Peterson 
Peter Fox spikes on current CLU players 
during the alumni game. 

"It was good to have a fun day after 
we had spent the week going through some 
hard practices," Morse said. 

Returning players included Sally Jah- 
raus and Jamie Arnold, who both gradu- 

ated last season. For Arnold, the game was 
her first chance to play since tearing her 
anterior cruciate ligament in the middle of 
last season. The other alumnae were Kari 
Whitney and Michelle Lohmiller. 

With only four players available, the 
alumnae team was filled with current play- 
ers and the team's assistant coach, Peter 

The match was a best of three, and 
that almost wasn't enough. After splitting 
the first two games, the third game went 
to a 15-15 tie and wasn't decided until the 
current players won at 20-18. Final game 
scores were 30-26, 26-30 and 20-1 8. 

"It was kind of funny; the first game 
we weren't taking that seriously, but then 
they got a couple of kills and we realized 
we needed to play defense," Morse said. 

"I was on both sides so it was just kind 
of like a fun practice," Hagerty said. 

By Kyle Wells 
Staff Writer 

Kingsmen/Regals open basketball 
season with Midnight Madness 

By Arif Hasan 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University was 
introduced to the Kingsmen and Regal 
basketball teams Oct. 14. 

Midnight Madness marks the begin- 
ning of the 2003-2004 basketball season. 
This season is the chance for Coach Rich 
Rider and his Kingsmen to regain the title 
as SCIAC champions, and an opportunity 
for Coach Kristy Hopkins and the Regals 
to bounce back from a heartbreaking sea- 

The night began with a game of mu- 
sical chairs, followed by a relay race in 
which contestants changed in and out of 
Kingsmen and Regal uniforms. 

The CLU cheerleading squad and 
dance team performed to get the crowd 
pumped before the introduction of the 
men's and women's basketball teams. 

"I think Midnight Madness is a great 
way to get the student support we need this 
year," Hopkins said. 

When the clock reached midnight, the 
Regals basketball team were individually 

introduced as they ran through the crowd. 
The Regals did a routine lay-up drill 
and competed in a three-point contest won 
by sophomore Alex Mallen. 

"It was a tough last season because 
of all the injuries, but now that everyone 
is healthy we should be looking good this 
year," Hopkins said. 

After the Regals' introduction, the 
Kingsmen took the court to show off their 
skills, and ability to dunk the ball. 

"This is the most exciting time of the 
year; everyone comes out to meet the CLU 
basketball teams," senior Billy Proctor 

The men also competed in a three- 
point contest, won by senior Logan Stein- 

"We have some time before our first 
game, but the guys have been working 
hard getting back into shape, and we have 
a lot of good things happening for us this 
year," Rider said. 

The Kingsmen's home opener will be 
Nov. 29 against University of Mary at 7:30 
p.m. The Regals' first home game is Dec. 2 
against UC Santa Cruz at 5 p.m. 

Photograph by Dan Norton 
Senior Ryan Hodges displays his dunking 
prowess during the Midnight Madness 

A new chapter in California Lutheran 
University athletics will be written with 
the addition of the new men's and women's 
swimming and diving team. 

The aquatics team faces a host ol prob- 
lems because it is new and CLU lacks ade- 
quate facilities for the sport. This forces the 
athletes and coaches to commute to Oaks 
Christian School to hold practice. 

The 1 l-member squad will compete in 
a variety of diving and swimming events, 
but low participation prevents the team 
from competing in every event. 

"We are going to do all the events that 
we can because that is all we can do," said 
Tom Dodd, head coach of the men's and 
women's swimming and diving team. 

Each team needs at least 14 members 
.to participate in all the events. 

"This upcoming season, we are focus- 
ing on developing consistency in practice 
and attracting recruits to CLU," Dodd 

"I am very excited to be a part of the 
very first swim and dive team at CLU, and 
I feel very honored," said Courtney Parks, 
swimmer for the CLU team. 

To participate in aquatics and be asso- 
ciated with the Southern California Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Conference, the school 
is required to have the appropriate facilities 
to host a meet. 

CLU has made a commitment to the 
SCIAC conference and CLU students 
that in the near future they will have those 
facilities, which are part of the North Cam- 
pus project. 

The swimming and diving teams' sea- 
son officially began Oct. I, and their first 
meet is set for Oct. 25. 

Dodd, who is no stranger to aquatic 
sports, has high expectations for the years 
to come. 

"Water sports are really big in South- 
ern California, and with the new facilities 
we should get some good recruits," Dodd 

Dodd was previously a coach at Whit- 
worth College in Spokane, Wash., where 
he launched the aquatic program and led it 
to nationals and a two conference titles. 

"If I can build a winning team in a 
place where it snows, I hope I can build 
one here," Dodd said. 


8 The Echo 

October 22. 2003 

Kingsmen soccer handed two Cross Country frustrated 
losses by SCIAC opponents with finish at Multi-Duals 

By Lindsey Rarick 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran University 
men's soccer team lost to Pomona-Pitzer 
1-0 in SCIAC play Wednesday at North 

The first half featured several build- 
ups that led to scoring opportunities, but 
the Kingsmen were unable to finish. The 
CLU defense was well organized, holding 
the score to 0-0 at the end of the first half. 
The Kingsmen had even more scoring 
opportunities in the second half, with six 
shots on goal. In the 57th minute of play, 
Pomona's Sam Farina-Henry put the Sage- 
hens up 1-0. Scon Coleman got the assist. 
"It's just unfortunate that the ball came 
into the penalty area and we mis-hit it so it 
got deflected into our goal. I wish we had 
a chance to win back a few of these one 
point difference games," Head Coach Dan 
Kuntz said. 

After the Pomona goal, the playing 
atmosphere continued to heat up as a CLU 
player was ejected from the game in the 
89th minute from a second yellow card and 
another Kingsmen was awarded a yellow 
card in the same minute of play. The game 
ended with a score of 1-0, a close win for 
the Sagehens. 

"We still had chances on goal, but we 
just couldn't score. Our defense played a 
solid game. After the goal, we just lost our 
possession game and never really got it 
back," junior midfielder Greg Allen said. 

Kingsmen keeper Jamie Lavelle made 
seven saves, while Pomona-Pitzer keeper 
Pnn Bendett made three. 

"I am really proud of our team. 
They're really committed to ending the 
season on the highest note possible," 
Kuntz said. 

The Kingsmen lost to the Bulldogs 3- 
2 in a close SCIAC game Saturday at the 
University of Redlands. 

The Cal Lutheran men's team dropped 
to 4-9-1 overall and 4-5 in SCIAC, while 
Redlands improved 13-1 overall and 9-0 in 
league play. 

The game began quickly with an early 
goal from Redlands player Jason Cloyes in 
the 15th minute of the game. Eric Rolwing 
made the assist. The Cal Lutheran men's 
team did not let down after the early goal 

and continued to connect passes and work 
hard. The efforts of Brian Blevins paid 
dividends to the Kingsmen when he scored 
in the 40th minute from an assist by senior 
Dean Klipfel. The first half ended with a 
score of 1-1. 

"After scoring, I was thinking that 
Redlands is actually not as good as every- 
one thinks they are and we could certainly 
beat them," Blevins said. 

The second half was even more excit- 
ing than the first, as CLU's Blevins fired in 
another goal to put the Kingsmen up 2-1 
over the undefeated Bulldogs. The goal 
was assisted by CLU senior Danny Ermo- 
lovich in the 53rd minute. The Kingsmen 
continued to create scoring opportunities 
for themselves, taking nine shots on goal 
in the second half. 

"I thought we could hold the win. Ev- 
eryone was pretty excited. I was surprised 
Redlands was undefeated because there are 
two or three other teams that could have 
beaten them and we are one of those teams. 
I think Redlands has gotten by with some 
pretty lucky games," Blevins said. 

After holding the lead for nearly 20 
minutes, the Bulldogs found the back of 
the net in the 72nd minute. Adam Acosta 
of Redlands tied up the game 2-2 off an 
assist from teammate Jake Huber. The re- 
lentless Bulldogs scored again with nearly 
five minutes left in regulation time. The 
winning goal was scored by Huber and as- 
sisted by Rolwing and David Epstein. De- 
spite the valiant efforts of the Kingsmen, 
they were unable to tie up the game and the 
game ended in a 3-2 win for the undefeated 

"I think we had an unfortunate situ- 
ation with the officiating, but you can't 
expect everyone to be perfect every time," 
said Kuntz of the winning goal. 

CLU keeper Lavelle had 10 saves 
for the Kingsmen, while Redlands keeper 
Geoff Raives had five saves. 

"We had Redlands eating out of our 
hands. We were the better team. Redlands 
is ranked fifth of sixth in the nation but we 
deserved to win this game," Kuntz said. 
"We played to win and it goes to show 
what these men are made out of. CLU 
should be very proud of the guys we have 
on this team. I am proud of every single 

By Devon Bostock 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran University 
men's and women's cross country teams 
both placed sixth out of eight teams at the 
SCIAC Multi-Duals. 

The team felt the race could have gone 

"All of us were frustrated with our 
times, though the times were slow across 
the board, possibly because it was so hot," 
Carly Sandell said. 

The SCIAC Multi-Duals count for one 
half of the team's conference standing. It 
is also a race against all of the teams that 
will compete in the Conference Champion- 

"Overall we had a rough day... but 
we're resilient and will come back strong 
in two weeks at the conference champion- 

The men's team was led by Tyler Ross 
and John Cummings. Ross placed llth 
overall with a time of 28:12 and was fol- 
lowed by Cummings in 25th with a time 

"Tyler and John ran very strongly to 
put themselves in contention to eam all- 
SCIAC honors," Fickerson said. 

The Regals' race was highlighted 
by Sandell and Amanda Klever. Sandell 
placed 23rd overall at 25:52. Klever placed 
27th with a time of 26:3 1 . 

"Carly ran very well and Amanda had 
her best race of the season. She just keeps 
improving each week. Both Carly and 
Amanda have a good shot at earning All- 
SC1AC as well," Fickerson said. 

"Amanda had an awesome race. She 
definitely stepped it up when we needed 
her too," added Sandell. 

Conference Championships take place 
on Saturday, Nov. I, in La Mirada, Calif. 

ships," Coach Scott Fickerson said. 

Women's soccer improves in SCIAC 
standings after two conference wins 

By Justin Shore 
Staff Writer 

The Regals captured their third straight 
SCIAC victory with a 4-1 win at Pomona- 
Pitzer College on Oct. 15. 

Only three minutes into the game, 
team captain Bonnie Bornhauser scored to 
put CLU in the lead for good. 

"Scoring first is a huge advantage 
for us to set the tone for a victory," Head 
Coach Dan Kuntz said. 

Only eight minutes later, freshman 
Amber Anderson added a goal to put the 
Regals in front 2-0. Pomona-Pitzer battled 
back with a goal by Franke Oldham to 
make it a one-goal game prior to halftime. 

In the second half, Bomhauser scored 
again for her team leading eighth goal of 
the season. Natalya Dergan added further 
insurance with another goal to put CLU up, 
accounting for the 4-1 final score. 

After the decisive victory over the 
Sagehens, the Regals hosted the Redlands 
Bulldogs and played to a 1-1 double-over- 
time tie. The Bulldogs were first to get on 
the board in the third minute of the game. 
Aggressive play on both sides of the ball 
made for a- very physical game. Bulldog 
Lauren Margetic unintentionally collided 

with Regal goalkeeper Pam Clark on a par- 
tial breakaway. Despite the hit, Clark was 
able to make the save and continue play. 
Redlands led 1-0 at the half. 

The Bulldog lead remained for most 
of the second half until Anderson tied the 
game with only two minutes remaining in 
the contest. With team captain Bornhauser 
out sick, Anderson was "clutch," according 
to senior Deanna Dean. 

"Amber has taken a lot of pressure off 
of me because she is stepping up to the 
challenge. She has a great future at Cal 
Lu," Bomhauser said. 

After scoring the late goal. Coach 
Nancie Moskowitz instructed the Regals 
to play defensively and win it in over- 
time. Neither team was able to score in 
the first overtime. In the second overtime 
period, freshman Ashley Warmuth saved 
the game. With the ball headed toward the 
goal and goalie Clark out of position, War- 
muth redirected the sure goal inches before 
crossing the goal line. 

"If we lost this game, we would have 
been out of the playoff race, but now we 
are right in it," Moskowitz said. 

With the tie, the Regals improve their 
conference record to 4-3-1 in conference 

Intramural Sports 

IM Flag Football Schedule 

Oct. 26 

2 p.m. 

Big Ballin' vs. The Mooses 

The Snipers vs. Shockers 

3 p.m. 

That's Enough vs. Death Inc. 

Aquafina vs. Mulisha 

4 p.m. 

Bad Boys vs. Los Polios Diablos 

Kentucky Straight vs. Da Braddas 

Results: IM Flag Football 

Oct. 19 

Aquafina 50, Kentucky Straight 42 

Shockers win by forfeit 

Death Inc. 48, The Mooses 41 

The Snipers 54, Da Braddas 32 

Los Polios Diablos win by forfeit 

Bad Boys 46, That's Enough 43 

Kara Thorkelson 
Rob Nelson 
Nate Fall 
Donald Reid 
Julia Parker 
Michelle Meandro 
Brian Cochran 
Carrie Mitchell 

IM Volleyball Schedule 

Oct. 23 

9 p.m. 

Minna vs. Mystery Meat 

Chievos y Chievas vs. The Buttons 

10 p.m. 

That's Amazing vs. Free Agents 
Wilson vs. Shooting Stars 

Oct. 26 

9 p.m. 

Aces Wild vs. Free Agents 
Wilson vs. Minna 

10 p.m. 

Free Agents vs. MJ2KRBS7 
That's Amazing vs. Aces Wild 

Results: IM Volleyball 

Oct. 16 

MJ2KRBS7 def Shooting Stars 
Wilson def. Chievos y Chievas 
The Buttons def Bust a Move Groove 
That's Amazing def Minna 


Mark Jordan. OE Sulua. Dcreem McKmney. 
Greg Semerdjian. Mike Judd, Brian Embree, 
Brian Roberts, David Parker 

Oct. 19 

Aces Wild def Shooting Stars 
Chievos y Chievas def. Bust a Move Groove 
The Buttons def That's Amazing (forfeit) 
Wilson def Free Agents (forfeit) 


David Parker. David Zacks, Juhc Cole. Jeremy 

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Kings-men shut out 2 opponents. 

See story page 10 

October 29. 2003 


Founders Day Concert showcases California Lutheran University's 
music program. 

See story page 7 


Apartments renamed Mogen Hall. 

See story page 3 

Fire spreads through CA 

By Karen Peterson 

News Editor 

Ten fires erupted last week, burning 
throughout the weekend and continuing 
into press time Monday. The fires stretch 
from San Diego to Ventura County. At least 
1 1 people died, over 300,000 acres of land 
were scorched and over 700 homes were 
destroyed, according to the Associated 
Press at press time. 

Governor Gray Davis declared a state 
of emergency in the San Diego, San Ber- 
nadino. Los Angeles and Ventura counties 
and activated the National Guard. Presi- 
dent Bush has declared the four counties 
to be major disaster areas. This will make 
it easier for the counties to receive federal 

The fire covered over 85,000 acres in 
Simi Valley, which neighbors California 
Lutheran University. Firefighters fought 
hard Sunday and early Monday to keep the 
fire from destroying the Ronald Reagan 
Presidential Library and from crossing 
the 118 Freeway. Although the fire moved 
away from the library, it crossed the 118 
early Monday morning. 

California Lutheran University can- 
celled its intramural games over the week- 
end, but classes remained in session as of 
press time. The remainder of CLU's prac- 
tices and games are still scheduled, but the 
athletic department is making its decision 
to play or cancel on a "day-by-day basis." 
due to the fact that air quality may not be 
good enough to play in, said Bruce Bryde, 
director of athletics. 

Bill Rosser, dean of Student Affairs, 
informed students by voice- and e-mail 
that classes would continue despite the 
smoke- and ash-filled air. 

"We should all be 
worried. It's a fluid 

BiH Rosser 
Dean of Student Affairs 

"We would have to be in a more seri- 
ous condition [to cancel classes]. The air 
quality is our main concern at the mo- 
ment," Rosser said. 

"We were never in any immediate dan- 
ger. That was the main reason for all the 
communication to let students know that, 
and to ease their fears. If anything were to 
ever happen, this is how we would com- 
municate with you, through voicemail and 
the RAs," said director of Residence Life 
Angela Naginey. 

The Ventura County Sheriff's Depart- 
ment had stationed its mobile command 
center in CLU's administration parking 
lot Sunday afternoon and early evening 
because the campus is a relatively safe 
location with access to the roads. 

Still, as of press time, campus offi- 
cials were keeping their eyes on the fire's 

"We should all be worried. It's a fluid 
situation," Rosser said. 

Photographs by Kyle Peterson 

Clouds of smoke billow out t 

■ Pederson Hall 

More smoke and ash covered Campus Drive Sunday afternoon. 

Security follows up on two incidents 

By Erick Elhard 
Staff Writer 

Campus security was called after a 
man was reported to be masturbating near 
the soccer fields during a Regal practice 
on Sept. 1, but despite a false alarm, ulti- 
mately no arrests were made. 

The man, described by CLU security 
as Hispanic with a distinctive rectangular 
neck tattoo, had his hands in his pants 
while the women's soccer team was on 
the field. 

Dan Kuntz, head coach of the men's 
and women's soccer teams, was notified 
of the situation by a witness who had 
been running on the nearby track. He ap- 
proached the man, who fled before cam- 
pus security arrived. The incident was 
reported to the Ventura County Sheriff's 

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, a spokesperson 
from the sheriff's department contacted 

Klay Peterson, manager of CLU security 
and safety, to inform him that the man 
had been identified. This statement was 
retracted Thursday Oct. 23. Peterson was 
told that the previous spokesperson had 
provided incorrect information. 

Because the man did not expose 
himself, his actions are not technically 

"It's not being treated as a crime, but 
they're still looking at the case because 
of the pattern of the behavior that leads 
to this type of thing happening again," 
Peterson said. 

Kuntz was contacted by the sheriff's 
office to help identify the man, but he said 
that he was unsure whether his input was 
helpful to the police. He is advising his 
players to take precautionary measures to 
ensure their safety. 

"Coach Kuntz told us to come to 
practice with a friend, especially in the 
morning when it's still dark. He said to 
be aware, and that he'd walk us to our 

cars," said Denise French, a sophomore 
and member of the Regals soccer team. 

Kuntz appreciates the added safety 
measures that CLU and the sheriff's de- 
partment have offered. 

"The police and security have in- 
creased their presence and have been very 
proactive," Kuntz said. 

Due to dissimilar descriptions, Pe- 
terson believes that this man is not the 
same person who illegally entered two 
university-owned houses on Sept. 13. The 
search for that man continues. 

On Oct. 19, at approximately 8:45 
p.m., Chris Brumble and Dayna Berg, 
both juniors, reported seeing a car driven 
by a man matching the description of the 
break-in suspect. The car was slowly roll- 
ing through Janss Hall's back parking lot. 
They described the vehicle as an older, 
faded red/rust-colored Toyota pickup with 
a matching camper shell, but they were 
not able to get its license plate number. 

"His face looked a little whiter than 

the actual picture and he had a mustache, 
but he looked like the man from the 
picture," Brumble said. "He definitely 
wasn't a student or someone who worked 
here. Plus, it was a Sunday night, so what 
was he doing here?" 

"There is no way of knowing if it was 
him or not." Peterson said. 

Peterson is confident in CLU's over- 
all safety and is taking measures to ensure 
it. These measures include recommenda- 
tions to the university for improvements, 
like additional lighting at the Thompson 
and Pederson Hall trash enclosures and 
installing padlocks on the rear entrances 
to the Kramer Court suites. He also ap- 
preciates the sheriff's department's work 
on the two cases. 

"The sheriff's department has been 
outstanding," Peterson said. "They've 
thrown a lot of resources at this. I'm 
very pleased. The important thing is that 
they're still aggressively working on the 

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OCTOBER 29. 2003 

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October 29. 2003 

The Echo 3 

Apartments renamed 

By Heather Peterson 


On Oct. 24, 2003. the residence hall 
formerly known as the University Apart- 
ments was renamed Mogen Hall in honor 
of long time California Lutheran Universi- 
ty supporter Mary Mogen. The dedication 
ceremony took place outside of Mogen 
Hall, where senior religion major Lindsay 
Coker opened the ceremony with a story 
from the Bible and a prayer. 

Junior resident assistant Adam Jussel 
explained life in Mogen Hall. 

"Mogen Hall is not as social as some 
of the other dorms, but there are a lot of 
small interconnected families, as opposed 
to one big family," Jussel said. 

President Luther Luedtke and Vice 
President Stephen Wheatley described the 
life and generosity of Mogen. 

"[Mogen] was a lovely, generous 
woman who truly valued education and the 
Lutheran church and always asked about 
our students," Luedtke said. 

Mogen had been involved with CLU 
for nearly 45 years and made many gener- 
ous donations. She never specified where 
the money should be spent because she felt 
the university would know best how to use 

Photograph hy Danny F.rmolovich 

Clint Mogen. Mary Mogen's husband, shakes hands with President Luther Luedtke and 
chair of the Board of Regents Louise Evenson. 

the funds. 

"She didn't make the donations so she 
could get a tax write-off. . . she made the do- 
nations for [the students]," Wheatley said. 

When Mogen first came to California 
from Ohio in the 1940s, she joined a Lu- 
theran church whose pastor was very in- 
volved with the start of California Lutheran 
College. She. too, became involved, and 
was at the college for the groundbreaking 
ceremonies in 1959. While Mogen only 

visited the campus three times in her life, 
"she's a big part of this university," Wheat- 
ley said. 

"It's so happy and appropriate to have 
Mary Mogen's name on this beautiful hall. 
It's been lacking a name and an identity for 
our students, and Mary and Clint Mogen 
have given that name," Luedtke said. 

Luedtke told the crowd that they won- 
dered for a while what to call the Apart- 
ments, and that they were "just waiting for 

someone special enough to name it after." 

Earlier in the day, the Board of Regents 
passed a resolution to change the name of 
the University Apartments to Mogen Hall 
permanently. Louise Evenson. chair of the 
Board of Regents, read the resolution to the 

"To name Mogen Hall for someone 
who loved students so much is especially 
meaningful, and she would be very happy 
to know that the students who live in this 
hall are experiencing growth and maturity 
here at CLU," Evenson said. 

"It is nice to be a part of Mogen Hall 
as it is being named. It is really important 
to have some sort of identity for where we 
live, instead of just a definition like the 
apartments,'" Jussel said. 

Mogen passed away on Sept. 4, 2003. 
Her husband Clint was in attendance for 
the dedication. With the help of Luedtke 
and Evenson, he helped reveal the new 
sign above the entrance to Mogen Hall. 

Although Mogen passed away, her 
generosity continues. Her most recent gift 
to CLU was a $1 million gift annuity for 
the new baseball field. 

"[Mogen] wanted nothing more than 
to make the lives of [our] students better," 
Wheatley said. 

Jiving with Java at Seattle's Best 

By Brian Roberts 


Last Friday. Oct. 24, California Lu- 
theran University students packed the 
Seattle's Best Coffee house for a night of 
caffeine and entertainment for the week's 
ClubLu event. Hopes for a good turnout 
were on the minds of Programs Board and 
event coordinators Margaret Miller and 
Eliz Baesler. 

L 'We hope to get 300 students here," 
Baesler said. "Even though we advertised 
that the first 250 would get free coffee, 
we'll go over for those extra students." 

This was the first year the entire CLU 
campus had participated in such an event at 
Seattle's Best. 

"Last year, this was a Senior RA pro- 
gram," Baesler said. "This year is the first 
time student programs are doing it." 

The entire staff on duty at Seattle's 
Best just happened to be all CLU students. 
Senior Emily Peters had her hands full 

trying to keep track of what was being 
ordered and the students' names. 

"The Chocolate JavaKula seems to 
be the most popular item tonight," Peters 

Junior Rachel Eskesen was proof that 
CLU students were having a great time. 

"Seattle's Best Coffee is the best," said 
Eskesen. "I love Javanilla!" 

While sipping down coffee and hang- 
ing out with friends, students enjoyed three 
acts throughout the evening from CLU stu- 
dents. Robert Howie, Andrew McGranahan 
and the duo of Seth Blundell and Jon Vevia 
played to the packed house for about one 
hour each. 

"Rob sounds really good and Andrew 
is the Mc-Man-a-han," said junior Adam 
Jussel. "They all are the perfect style for 
the coffee house." 

Blundell and Vevia ended the night 
with acoustic performances. Overall, the 
event was a success and students can expect 
to see the same jivin' program next year. 

Photograph by Billy Proctor 

Programs Board Coordinator Eliz Baesler hands out tickets while students wait to go 
into Seattle 's Best for free coffee. 


Programs Board disturbed by alcohol Friday 

By Jennifer Pfautch 


At the Oct. 20 Programs Board meet- 
ing, Cosmic Bowling, ClubLu's last 
event, was discussed along with updates 
for the events of homecoming week 

"I think everything went well [with 
Cosmic Bowling]. I think the only thing 
that didn't go well was the theme. It was 
well worth the money to get the bigger 
place," said Cosmic Bowling planner 
Jackie Gressman. 

Despite the overall success of the 
event, there were a few minor problems 

for Programs Board to keep in mind for 
next year. There was a little confusion in 
lane sign-ups, so Programs Board will re- 

"Bowling night is the 
hardest to control the 
alcohol because of the 

Robby Larson 
Director of Student Programs 

vamp the process for next year's Cosmic 

Alcohol also became an issue. "They 

did a pretty good job about checking IDs. 
The only problem with the bar is that the 
alcohol could come out of the bar so the 
alcohol was out for everyone," said Se- 
nior Programs Board Rep. Sara Placas. 

Robby Larson, director of student 
programs, said that it is not that a lot of 
people were drinking at the alley, but 
rather that they came to the event drunk. 

"Just from the past years, bowling 
night is the hardest to control the alcohol 
because of the area," Larson said. 

Homecoming week is well on its way. 
Tonight is "Fright Night Breakfast," fea- 
turing "Play for Pay." Twenty bands will 
compete in the event, said event planner 

Heather Worden, with four ARCs judging 
the competition. The "Co'Horror'nation 
Masqurade" will be Thursday at 8 p.m. in 
the Kwan Fong Gallery; masks are being 
passed out around campus for details. 

The "Maliboo Ball" will be this Fri- 
day, Oct. 31. Programs Board has been 
going door-to-door selling tickets with 
hopes of high attendance at Dukes in 

The California Lutheran University 
football team will be playing its home- 
coming game this Saturday at 1 p.m. The 
"Halloween Aftershock" carnival will 
follow in Kingsmen Park from 4. p.m. to 
10 p.m. 

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Octobi-r 29. 2003 

RHA p lans OTM program 

By Heather Hoyt 


Last week at the California Lutheran 
University Residence Hall Association 
meeting the group continued to work on 
their two biggest upcoming programs, 
which are Homecoming and Alcohol 
Awareness Week. The RHA is striving 
to make this year's Alcohol Awareness 
Week (AAW) the best and most effective 
ever. Most of the plans for the week were 
finalized at the last meeting. 

Thompson Hall Marketer, Katie 
Scherling said, "The final design for the 
AAW cups has been approved and it will 

be faxed (on Tuesday). 1 

Each individual hall will be doing 
active and passive alcohol awareness 
programs throughout the week and the 
marketers are gearing up for high atten- 
dance at those programs in the residence 

The RHA is also in charge of four 
booths at the Homecoming Carnival on 
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003. The games they 
are sponsoring will be a cupcake walk, a 
fishing game, a bean bag toss and a quar- 
ter toss. At the meeting on Monday, sign- 
up sheets went around to ensure that each 
RHA member plans to volunteer at least 
two hours at a carnival booth to support 

the Homecoming effort. 

The RHA is working on making the 
"Of The Month" (OTM) program more 
widely known on campus. Rachel Pen- 
sack-Rinehart is the national residence 
hall honorary chancellor for CLU and is 
in charge of the OTM program. 

"The new OTM committee will meet 
monthly and I just want to encourage 
students to fill out the forms because they 
are easy to do. One incentive is that all 
the nominators will be put into a drawing 
for two movie tickets. It is a great way to 
get recognition for people at our school 
and also for the school as a whole," Pen- 
sack-Rinehart said. 

The residence hall council got to- 
gether and came up with a theme for indi- 
vidual hall recognition which is "You're 
a Star!" The council members thought it 
would be a fun way to recognize the stu- 
dents beyond just using the OTM forms. 

Pensack-Rinehart said, "My under- 
standing is that the hall councils will put 
stars on the doors of the residents that 
they are recognizing each month." 

As for the campus-wide OTM 
recognition, not only will the win- 
ners be awarded but nominees will 
also receive some sort of award, prob- 
ably a copy of their nomination form 
and a congratulations card with candy. 

Cordoba speaks about Colombia 

By Cassandra Wolf 


Requirements that aid from the United 
States be spent on military arms, instead 
of social programs, is harming Colombia, 
said Marino Cordoba, founder and first 
president of AFRODES, the Association 
of Displaced Afro-Colombians, who spoke 
about the social and economic conditions 
of Colombia at the Alma and Clifford 
Pearson Distinguished Speaker Series on 
Monday, Oct. 20. 

"We are creating a greater understand- 
ing about human rights abuses — the right 
of people to hope," he said. "We are trying 
very hard to present what is being lost and 
to show that the cultural rights of people 
are being abused." His goals are to call 
attention to the abuse of human-rights in 
Colombia, especially for Afro-Colombi- 
ans, who account for 24 percent of the 
country's population. 

"The first thing is we have been able 
to form an internal discussion among the 
displaced in the country. The second thing 
is we have been able to connect that con- 
versation to the international community 
with regards to human rights. And in the 
United States, we've had a lot of contact 

with congressional representatives who are 
African-American. There is a lot of support 
from African-American representatives at 
universities, by professors and students," 
he said. 

Colombia has the second-highest ho- 
micide rate in the world. Colombian drug 
lords, army, police, paramilitaries and guer- 
rillas are responsible for the country's civil 
violence, according to the International 
Committee of the Red Cross. Paramilitar- 
ies are illegal groups of armed mercenaries 
formed by the landowning class. 

Although under "Plan Colombia" the 
U.S. government has provided $2 billion of 
aid to Colombia, Cordoba said that most of 
that money was earmarked by the United 
States for military expenditures instead of 
social programs. 

"It's curious," Cbrdoba said, "... the 
emphasis on military spending." 

"The money goes from the United 
States to Colombia and the Colombian 
government buys arms from the U.S. 
companies," said Dr. Jamshid Damooei, 
professor of economics at CLU. 

"There are many companies in the 
United States who make the arms," C6r- 
doba said. "They make the helicopters, the 
guns, the chemicals you use in the military. 

All of that is created in the United States 
and shipped to Colombia. It's a big busi- 

Cordoba said that after presenting 
"Plan Colombia" to the United States, 
Pastrana presented the plan to Europe. 

"When the United States revised the 
'Plan Colombia' in accord with [its] in- 
terests, Europe said [it was] not going to 
get involved in a military plan," Cordoba 
said. "Europe is now giving social support 
to Columbia [by] supporting the farmers 
[and] rural communities, which is [Eu- 
rope's] interest, because they know this is 
the structural problem in Colombia." 

Among the victims of violence in Co- 
lombia are the country's children. C6rdoba 
said that, according to the Colombia Red 
Cross, 18 percent of Colombian children 
have killed; 60 percent of Colombian chil- 
dren have seen people get killed at least 
once; 18 percent of Colombian children 
have witnessed tortures; 40 percent of Co- 
lombian children have seen someone shot 
at least once; and 28 percent of Colombian 
children have been wounded at least once. 

CLU religion professor Dr. Julia Fogg 
and Spanish professor Dr. Jessica Ramos- 
Harthun provided translation during the 

"I though it was a really important 
voice that we don't hear in this country, 
unless we try to find it," Fogg said. "I 
have friends in Colombia and I've been to 
Colombia so I know how worse it's gotten 
since 1996. 

"Anybody who can leave has left 
if they have the money," she continued. 
"People have been kidnapped three to four 
times and their families have had to pay 
ransom. The people are suffering from the 

The Center for Leadership and Val- 
ues at the CLU School of Business held 
the event, which was joint-sponsored by 
Campus Ministry, CLU Global Peace and 
Justice and the departments of history, 
Spanish, political science and religion. 

"I think people like Mr. Cordoba give 
our students and faculty a good look at the 
reality of life in other countries and so they 
can look at the root of the issues and the 
impact of the problems on the people [in 
other countries]," Damooei said. "These 
kinds of talks can also help [one) to under- 
stand the impact of U.S. social, economic 
and cultural ties and policies with other 
countries and how certain policies can 
help or hurt people in other countries." 

Vandalism: Student's car cover set on fire 

By Cameron Brown 


Vandalism has never been a large issue 
at California Lutheran University, according 
to Manager of Security and Safety, Klay Pe- 
terson. However, since the beginning of the 
fall semester, college and student property 
has encountered recent acts of vandalism. 

"There has never been a plethora of 
vandalism on CLU's campus," Peterson 
said. "This really is a rather quiet place 
and only on certain occasions do we [the 
security staff] ever receive word of such 

Although not many reports are filed, 
this doesn't mean that they don't occur, 
Peterson said. He said that the security of- 
fice only keeps record of vandalistic acts if 
they are reported directly to security. If they 
are not, Peterson continued, then no report 
is made and the act will not receive further 

"in the case that a report is filed and 
submitted to the security office, 1 make sure 
to get to the bottom of the problem," Peter- 
son said. "I try to make sure that the situa- 
tion is taken care of immediately." 

There are times, however, that the re- 
port goes beyond security's jurisdiction and 
is passed on to the Thousand Oaks Sheriff's 


Peterson said that police department 
could do a variety of things once they 
receive the report. He said that the police 
can turn the matter over to the Defense 
Attorney's office, provide supplemental 
investigation to the incident, or they can 
decline the case. 

"That the police department does de- 
cline the case," Peterson said, "it is because 
the case lacks valuable evidence that makes 
the case worthy of investigation." 

Regardless of CLU's lack of vandal- 
ism, the school has had a few incidents this 

Freshman and resident of Mount Clef, 
Kyle Peterson, has recently been victimized 
by vandalism. 

On Friday, Oct. 17, students of CLU 
allegedly burned a hole in Peterson's car 
cover, resulting in a substantial amount of 
damage, he said. 

"I am very angry that students would do 
such a thing," Peterson said. "I don't under- 
stand why these students felt like they had 
to destroy my car cover." 

According to Peterson, he was watch- 
ing television in the Mount Clef Plounge 
when some students playing Ping-Pong 
began to harass him for a few hours. He 
asked them to stop and went up to his room. 
Sometime during the night his car cover was 

lit on fire. 

"I really didn't think anything of it," 
Peterson said. "Next thing I know, my car 
cover had a hole burned into it." 

Soon after, Peterson filed a report with 
the security office and the Thousand Oaks 
Sheriffs Department. 

"The security office has handled the 
situation well, but I felt that I needed to take 
it a step further," Peterson said. 

However, after asking Peterson if he 
wanted to press charges or start a formal 
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Tutoring services available to all 

CLU Writing Center: Grounded in tradition 
and devoted to better writing skills 

Math Lab: Friendly service 
to students struggling in math 

By Kaytie St. Pierre 
Staff Writer 

For roughly 20 years, the Writing 
Center has offered students editing, sug- 
gestions, and additional help in drafting 
papers for any class here on campus. 

"Basically, this is a chance for students 
to get an outside feedback and other ideas 
to strengthen what the student is working 
on," said Christine Pye, director of the 
Writing Center. "The Writing Center is 
an academic resource that can help them 
become more efficient in writing and com- 

The Writing Center was created in the 
1980s by English professor Susan Hahn 
and continued under her direction for a 
number of years. The center was started 
to provide assistance to students on their 
writing and communication. 

Along with editing papers, the center 
offers assistance in coming up with ideas 
for papers, helping with writer's block, 
researching techniques, revising and draft- 
ing papers. 

"It's really good to have another set 
of eyes to catch the things that you do 
not catch yourself." said senior Brittney 
Carter, assistant to the director. "Students 

actually have someone who wants to grade 
their paper with a trained eye to look for 
common mistakes." 

The tutors in the center recommend 
that students make appointments at least 
two to three days before the paper or as- 
signment is due. By scheduling appoint- 
ments, students are guaranteed to have a 
tutor available who is educated in a specif- 
ic subject to correct their paper. Walk-ins 
are still welcome, but are not guaranteed 
service right away. 

"I really enjoy helping people, not 
only improving their writing, but also 
themselves," said Sarah Corbin, a sopho- 
more tutor. "I try to help everyone to my 
best ability, but each paper is different. It is 
so rewarding to know that people appreci- 
ate and benefit from my suggestions." 

Although the focus is on constructing 
and editing papers, the center also provides 
assistance with writing speeches, reflection 
papers or other homework assignments. 

"The primary goal is to equip students 
with writing and communication, in col- 
lege writing and in the workplace," Pye 
said. "I enjoy seeing writers become better 
with what they do." 

The Writing Center is located in the 
Pearson Library. Students with questions 
should call extension 3257. 

By Tessa Woodey 
Staff Writer 

Many students cringe when they have 
a math assignment, math test or anything 
having to do with numbers, for that mat- 
ter. Sensitive to this situation, California 
Lutheran University offers a math-tutoring 
lab for students who need assistance. The 
Math Lab started about 1 years ago. 

"Sandy Lofstock (a former faculty 
member) has been instrumental in getting 
tables, chairs and computer programs, " 
said Dr. Karrolyne Fogel, assistant profes- 
sor of mathematics. 

The Math Lab is open to all students 
and not only offers services to math stu- 
dents, but to physics, business and com- 
puter science students. 

"I like to tutor. I used to be a tutor at a 
middle school and it is a very positive ex- 
perience. I know what it is like to struggle 
[in math]. Tutoring helps me find mistakes 
in previous concepts, and it feels good to 
help. It is the best job I ever had," said 
Math Lab coordinator and student Ryan 

The Math Lab is free. No appointment 
is necessary; it works on a drop-in basis. 
The lab offers two rooms with dry-erase 
boards and a computer program called 

Maple to help. The tutors offer help with 
assignments, review for quizzes, tests 
and answer general questions concerning 

The Math Lab is open Sunday through 
Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m and is 
located in the F building, room 1 0. 

For more information about the Math 
Lab, visit its website at 
Math or visit the Math Lab. 

Math Lab Tutors: 

Sunday: Daniel Medina and 
Mark Nishimura 

Monday: Ryan Petitfils and 
Andrea Katz 

Tuesday: Jason Counihan and 
Lucas Lembrick 

Wednesday: Matthew Broussard 
and David Parker 

Thursday: Daniel Medina and 
Katie Pabst 

Writing Center Tutors: 

1. Jody Biergiel 4. Colin Cassuto 7. Shauna McGaha 

2. Nicole Biergiel 5. Rachel Eskesen 8. Emily Moore 

3. Sarah Corbin 6. Moriah Harris-Rodger 9. Laura O'Neill 

10. Dane Rowley 

Don't forget to go to The 

Need this week! 

Thursday at 10 p.m. in SUB 

Bulb-a-poluza brightens CLU campus 

By Kelly Jones 
Staff Writer 

Bulb-a-poluza began this week with a 
"bulb team" made up of faculty, students 
and groundskeepers. Bulb-a-poluza is a 
project developed by the building and 
grounds committee to make California 
Lutheran University's campus more color- 
ful. It was based on an idea that stemmed 
from a picture that alumni and manager of 

enrollment systems and operations, John 
Marsteen, had since he was a student at 
CLU. The goal is to plant 1 ,000 bulbs along 
the central academic corridors and the plant- 
ers by the palm trees before spring, so that 
campus will look more multicolored when 
they bloom. 

"We were talking about one of my pic- 
tures I have from when I visited and there 
were stunning flowers all over campus and 
over the years it has dwindled and we want 
to bring it back to that," Marsteen said. 

The picture was not the only inspiration 
for the planning committee, which was also 
inspired by a program at Yale University. 
The program was observed by CLU dean of 
undergraduate admissions Darryl Calkins. 
When he attended graduate school, he saw 
students planting bulbs on Yale's campus. 

Allison Pilmer, assistant admissions di- 
rector and member of the class of 1995, has 
held a pivotal role in the project. She came 
up with the name "Bulb-a-poluza." 

was so colorful, and any opportunity to 
make this campus a better place and play in 
the dirt, I am all for. We are really excited 
about this project," Pilmer said. 

Students seeking more information 
can go to faculty secretary Randy Toland, 
the admissions office or the SUB. Students 
should bring $5 and can write a 40-charac- 
ter message to a loved one, friend, family 
member or to the community. The bulb will 
be planted with a plaque next to it with the 

"When I was attending school here it message. 

Brown Bag: 'Meshe' teaches about life 

By Kristina Sterling 
Staff Writer 

"Kindergarten for the Soul" was the 
theme at the Brown Bag lecture on Tues- 
day, Oct. 21. Author and speaker Karen 
Deborah Farris gave a presentation based 
on her novel "Mesne, Heshe, Mision & 
Orbit: What My Grandmother Taught Me 
About the Universe." 

Farris developed the concept of 
Meshe in 1983 and has used it extensively 
in workshops and for her own personal 
growth since then. At the presentation, 
which was held in the Education and 
Technology building, Farris discussed the 
meanings of her concept. 

Meshe is the relationship with one's 
self, while Heshe is the relationship with 
others. A Meshe Chart is drawn on a large 
sheet of white cardboard and looks like a 
flower with many petals that cover the en- 
tire page. The center circle is a face and the 
petals contain pictures, stickers and draw- 
ings of things in life that one is proud of or 
just makes one happy. Other parts of the 
paper have squares for dreams and goals, 
and circles, which can show what is being 
done to achieve those goals. 

Everyone who attended the lecture 
created his or her own personal Meshe 

The Meshe Charts have had a major 
impact on Farris's life, not only in the fact 
that it is her line of work now. 

"It's hugely changed my life. It's given 
me the ability to diagnose myself when I'm 
in trouble ... I feel like I don't have to have 
the outer world crashing in on me, to find 
out that I've been out of balance," Farris 

Farris also thinks that the Meshe 
Charts could be very beneficial for Califor- 
nia Lutheran University students. 

"I would love to conduct a Meshe 
Chart seminar for CLU students ... 1 think 
that at this time in your life you're really 
getting a lot of goals and getting habits. 
You're learning about yourself in a new 
way. You have to be able to have a place 
where you can record that learning so 
that you're reminded who you are, and 
that that same area have enough room for 

you to grow and really concretize it," Far- 
ris said. "The more people do it, you can 
join together so you can encourage each 
other to be thinking in this way. It's like 
you create a little language, but it's very 
simple. It's not dogmatic. It's just, 'are you 
in Meshe?'" 

"Art-filled, meaningful and discovery" 
are words Farris uses to describe her con- 
cept of Meshe Charts and what they can 
bring to someone's life. 

"Though it is about building a sense of 
self, it's also teaching about how to nour- 
ish and have healthy relationships," Farris 

Anyone interested in attending a 
Meshe Chart seminar by Farris should 
contact her at 

6 The Echo 


October 29. 2003 

Campus Quotes 

What do you want to be for Halloween? 



Jordin Marousis. undecided, 2007 

Jamie Lavelle, political science, 2006 
"1 want to be that Juicy Fruit guy in the 

"I'm going to be a college student 
because I don't have money to buy a cos- water cooler because it's really funny, 

Mark Tevis, psychology, 2006 

"The Hamburgler because I enjoy 
stealing hamburgers." 

Chantelle McCain, political science, 2005 

"A candlelit dinner for two because 
I've never seen anyone do it before." 

Mike Alexander, history, 2005 

Micah Naruo, pre-physical therapy, 2006 Ashley Costello, biology, 2005 

"Alf because furry aliens make me "I'm going as a mailman because 1 like "I'm going as a birthday girl since I'll 

happy." to get things in the mail." be in Vegas celebrating my 21st (birth- ongoing theme.' 


Avri McGill, drama, 2005 

"A lady pirate because it's my room's 

Campus Quotes are compiled by Lindsay Elliott. Photography by Danny Ermolovich. 

Scandinavian Center informs all 

By Tessa Woodey 
Staff Writer 

The Scandinavian Cultural Center has 
a new location. Previously located at the 
Pearson Library, it is now located at 26 
Faculty St. The Scandinavian center has 
taken on more space in hopes of becoming 
a major museum and resource library of 
Scandinavian culture and heritage. 

Richard E. Londgren is the director 
of the Scandinavian Cultural Center. He 
and his wife, Anita, both of Scandinavian 
descent, moved from Washington state 
to Thousand Oaks, Calif, this summer to 
take on this project. Londgren has been 
involved in many aspects of marketing 
communications and public relations. 

Spending most of his career working 
for Weyerhaeuser Company, he now oper- 
ates his consulting business. "Communica- 

tion by Objectives." He has also written a 
book by the same name. Londgren studied 
at the Museum School of Art in Portland, 
Ore. and received a degree in both English 
and history at Pacific Lutheran University. 
He is enthusiastic about the center and 
what it has to offer. 

"I want others to come in and browse 
at our displays as well as use our resources 
to look up their own Scandinavian geneal- 
ogy," Londgren said. 

The Scandinavian center offers more 
than just books and periodicals for read- 
ing and research. There are exhibits about 
the Scandinavian heritage, coffee klatches, 
language classes, musical performances, 
stones and activities for children in the 
community, including demonstrations of 
arts and crafts. The center also sponsors 
lectures and forums on various topics. 

The fifth annual Nordic Spirit Sym- 
posium will be taking place at California 

"I want others to come in 
and browse at our displays 
as well as use our resourc- 
es to look up their own 
Scandinavian genealogy." 

Richard Londgren 
Director of the SCC 

Lutheran University on Feb. 13, 2004. the 
topic continues the theme of last year's 
symposium; "The Nordic Front: Scandi- 
navia in World War II." Speakers from the 
United States and Nordic countries will 
be attending. It is open to the public and 
made possible by grants from the Barbro 
Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. 

Other activities include the Sankta Lu- 
cia Festival, near Christmas, which is held 

to celebrate Christian attributes of Swed- 
ish martyr Sankta Lucia. The ceremony 
includes the lighting of Sankta Lucia's 
crown of candles. 

The 31st CLU Scandinavian Festival 
will be held April 24-25, 2004. The festi- 
val includes dancers, musicians, arts and 
crafts, an authentic smorgasbord and Tivoli 
Gardens. There is an entrance fee into the 
festival, but parking is free, 

Throughout the year, the Scandinavian 
connections are celebrated as an impor- 
tant part of the university's heritage and 
culture. Cal Lutheran is home to many 
international students, many coming from 
Scandinavian countries. 

Suggestions and contributions are 
always welcome at the Scandinavian 
Cultural Center. Volunteers should contact 
Richard Londgren at 805-241-0391 or 
email him at scanccnteru/ . 

The 'Tragedy of Tragedies: The Life and Death of Tom 
Thumb' begins Friday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. in the Forum. 

October 29. 2003 


The Echo 7 

Founder's Day concert impresses 

By Michael Cabral 
Staff Writer 

Community members, alumni, parents 
and students filled the Samuelson Chapel 
Friday. Oct. 24, for the Founder's Day 
Concert performed by the University Sym- 
phony and Choral Ensembles. 

Daniel Geeting, conductor of the 
University Symphony, and Wyant Mor- 
ton, Conductor of the California Lutheran 
University Choral Ensembles, compiled 25 
songs written by modern and classical art- 
ists. The songs were sectioned into a three- 
part performance that seemed to please the 

"I enjoyed watching all my friends in 
choir and symphony. I was also impressed 
with the turnout." sophomore Michael Mc- 
Carthy said. 

Many of those who attended found 
themselves sitting in the upper concourse 
of the chapel due to overcrowding. Despite 
the large attendance, the performers held 
their composure. 

"Being as it is Founder's Day and our 
first performance, there were some nerves, 
but we have a lot of faith in Dr. Morton. We 
see it as our first real chance of the year to 
shine," junior Cecil Kridner said. 

The CLU Choir had 14 sopranos and 

Photograph by Rebecca Hunai 
The California Lutheran University choir performed with pianist Mark Holmstrom dur- 
ing the Founder 's Day concert on Oct. 24. 

bass performers and 12 alto and tenor 
performers. The CLU Women's Chorale 
had 10 soprano I and II performers and 
nine alto performers. Mark Holmstrom ac- 
companied both the Women's Chorale and 

CLU Choir on piano. 

The CLU Symphony had 36 per- 
formers playing a variety of instruments, 
including violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, 
oboe, clarinets, basset horn, bassoons. 

French horns, trumpets and a timpani. 

"We rehearse for an hour and 15 min- 
utes every Monday through Thursday, and 
although it's strictly business. Dr. Morton 
makes it fiin and keeps us motivated and 
excited. I think it really paid off this week- 
end," said sophomore Seth Blundell. 

"1 think the choir concert went very 
well, given the amount of time we had to 
prepare," senior choir member Bill Kruze 

The final song the choir performed, 
"The Games: A Science Fiction Opera," 
composed by Meredith Monk, featured 
clapping and stomping to different beats. 

"Each part is simple. But when all the 
parts are put together, the different rhythms 
make it very difficult to perform," Kruze 

The music department will host a 
series of events throughout the following 
month. Held in the Samuelson Chapel, 
these events include performances by the 
CLU Wind Ensemble and Jazz Improvisa- 
tion Ensemble. 

On Friday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m., both 
ensembles will be performing. The an- 
nual Christmas festival, Dec. 5-7. will also 
showcase the group's performance. 

CD ' Shadow Zone' is lust noise and static 

By Marybel Lopez 
Staff Writer 

"Loud and obnoxious noise" is what 
you will be thinking after you listen to 
Static X's new album, "Shadow Zone." 
The band is made up of four friends: 

Wayne Static on vocals; Koichi Fuduka 
on the guitar and keyboards, who also does 
programming for the band; Tony Campos 
bass; and Ken Jay on drums. 

The Los Angeles-based heavy 
metal band seems pretty upset about 
something: this album puts across noth- 
ing but rage. The album's first track, 

"Destroy All," rants about keeping our 
thoughts to ourselves because the lead 
singer has a loaded gun waiting to destroy 
everybody. The song incorporates surpris- 
ingly good instrumentals, but with Static 
screaming obnoxious lyrics in the back- 
ground, it's hard to appreciate some of the 
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The album consists of tracks that 
lack any real musical talent. It's noth- 
ing but loud noise you can't wait to turn 
off. With tracks titled "Kill Your Idol," 
"Dead World" and "Monster," the album 
fails to make any real connection with its 
listeners. This album is mostly targeted 
toward young male teenagers that in no 
way will benefit from listening to such 
filth. The band's style may be appealing 
to some, as it is set in the punk genre, but 
there's no chance that its music will be ap- 
pealing after one really listens to the lyrics 
and what the artist is really trying to say. 

The band's first album, "Wisconsin 
Death Trip," released in 1999, did not do 
too well. The band is struggling after a 
target audience that is almost nonexistent 
in comparison to all of the "teeny-bop" 
groups out right now. The band's sec- 
ond album, "Machine," released in 2001, 
gained some audience, but in comparison 
to other artists' sales, it too did not do that 

The band is struggling so much after 
releasing bad album after bad album that it 
is now desperate enough to have released a 
comic book. The band's first comic book, 
titled "Static X," will be released along 
with its new album. 

The band is currently touring the 
United States. The band's tour will go on 
from Oct. 18 through Nov. 25, 2003. The 
band's tour will start out in Urbana. III. and 
will wrap up in Portland, Ore. 

Have a 

and safe 

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How stupidity benefits security 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

"All men recognize the right of revolu- 
tion; that is. the right to refuse allegiance 
to and to resist the government, when its 
tyranny or its inefficiency are great and 
unendurable. " 

-Henry David Thoreau 

North Carolina college student Na- 
thaniel Heatwole was recently arrested 
for hiding box cutters (one of the weap- 
ons used by the 9/11 hijackers) and other 
prohibited items in the bathroom of two 
Southwest Airline planes. He claimed this 
was an act of civil disobedience. 

According to the American Heritage 
Dictionary, civil disobedience is defined as 
the "refusal to obey civil laws in an effort 
to induce change in governmental policy 
or legislation, characterized by the use 
of passive resistance or other nonviolent 

means." Heatwole's actions raise questions 
about the nature of civil disobedience in 
the post-9/1 1 era and the consequences of 
such disobedience. 

In order for an act of civil disobedi- 
ence to be morally justified, the potential 
for positive change must outweigh the 
potential harm the disobedience may 
cause. Heatwole sent several e-mails to 
the Transportation Security Administration 
informing them of what he was planning to 
do. Despite these warnings, Heatwole was 
successful in smuggling box cutters, bleach 
and clay on to the airplanes. Heatwole had 
even told TSA officials when and where he 
was planning to do this. Furthermore, he 
said he went through the regular security 
checkpoints. Certainly this is discouraging 
to airline passengers and taxpayers every- 
where who have helped to pay for this new 
security administratidn. 

Heatwole's actions were success- 
ful and undoubtedly will result in some 
positive change. However, let us look at 
the possible consequences of Heatwole's 
activities. Since hijacking is not a crime 
of impulse, it is unlikely that a disgruntled 
passenger would have stumbled upon the 
box cutters and bleach and then proceed to 
take control of the plane. Hijacking is not a 
crime of opportunity like stealing a candy 
bar when the convenience store clerk is 

not looking. In fact, it is more likely that 
an inebriated businessman would have 
stumbled upon the bleach while relieving 
himself and pocketed the bleach to remove 
the whiskey stains from his shirt in a hotel 
room before his morning business confer- 

Some may argue that Heatwole's 
actions alerted terrorists to holes in our 
airport security system. However, such 
arguments are moot, because it is far bet- 
ter to know of the problems and be able to 
fix them than to be ignorant of the security 
lapses and permit another terrorist attack. 

Nonetheless, it is highly dangerous, 
not to mention illegal, to bring hazardous 
items such as these aboard airplanes. Heat- 
wole said in his e-mails to the TSA that he 
knew his actions were criminal but felt 
them to be necessary. We can see now, in 
hindsight, that the net effect of Heatwole's 
criminal action was positive. 

Heatwole was stupid and careless 
in his efforts to improve airport security. 
Nevertheless, his stupidity has proved ben- 
eficial. The media and the government 
should be less concerned with punishing 
Heatwole's criminal activities and more 
concerned with addressing the gross short- 
comings of the TSA in providing effective 
security for our nation's airports. 

The only drug addict liberals hate 

By Brian Roberts 

It seems that Democrats and liberals 
have finally found a drug addict they don't 
like, and the unlikely source is Rush Lim- 
baugh. The conservative radio host admit- 
ted two weeks ago to abusing prescription 
drugs, which he had used to deter his pain. 
It was not like the man was just using them 
for fun, to get a high off of them to be in la- 
la land. No, Rush Limbaugh used them to 
counter the pain that he is still feeling from 
having spinal surgery. 

Many students approached me last 
week and commented that they were 
disgusted with the remarks of our editor 
in chief, and frankly, so was I. To joke 
about a man who is experiencing pain 
and consequences that none of us have 
gone through is remarkably vile. When 
Bill Clinton became the first president to 
be impeached for his addiction to grop- 
ing women that were not his wife, there 
was nothing to laugh about. It was more 
sad than hilarious that a public official, 
let alone the president, was walking into 
church carrying a 10-pound Bible before 
rushing back to the White House to have 
relations with Monica Lewinsky. Harvard 

Law professor Alan Dershowitz recently 
made a crack about Limbaugh to CNN's 
Wolf Blitzer: "Generally, people who il- 
legally buy prescription drugs are not pros- 
ecuted, whereas people who illegally buy 
cocaine and heroin are prosecuted." The 
point being? I'm not exactly sure either, 
but I'm pretty sure that adulterous drunk 
drivers who drive off bridges and kill girls 
are prosecuted, but Teddy Kennedy is still 
walking among us. 

Rush Limbaugh is not even a govern- 
ment official of any sort and this is all the 
Democrats could find to hurt Republicans? 
Since Democrats are losing their battles on 
Capitol Hill, with the newly signed Par- 
tialBirth Abortion Ban taking effect and 
a Republican-backed Medicare bill being 
passed soon, I guess they have to resort to 
defiling a man with insult to his injury. 

However, Rush's mistakes are noth- 
ing compared to the problems Democrats 
are facing right now and in the future. 
The front runner for Democrats right now, 
General Wesley Clark, is facing harsh criti- 
cism for his stance nearly two years ago. 
During extended remarks delivered at the 
Pulaski County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner 
in 2001, Clark said, "I'm very glad we've 

got the great team in office, men like Co- 
lin Powell. Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, 
Condoleezza Rice, people I know very 
well, and our president George W. Bush. 
We need them there." Doesn't sound like 
your typical Democrat running for presi- 
dent now, does it? Clark commented in 
2002 that "President Bush had the courage 
and the vision ... and we will always be 
grateful to President George Bush for that 
tremendous leadership and statesmanship. 
I tremendously admire, and I think we all 
should, the great work done by our com- 
mander-in-chief, our president, George 
Bush." It seems as if the Democratic Party 
is so confused right now with their nine 
plus candidates running for president that 
they don't even know that their front run- 
ner is actually a Republican. 

It seems that while we all thought 
Rush Limbaugh was beating Democrats 
with a clear mind, he was actually doped 
up while doing it. For a man who can 
barely hear, has a hard time walking, and 
is on medication, to be a thom in liberals' 
sides is truly remarkable. Now do you see 
why Democrats and liberals attacked Lim- 
baugh? I wouldn't like to be made a fool 
out of, either. 


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October 29, 2003 

The Echo 9 

BMG tackles Internet piracy 

By Brandee Tecson 
Opinion Editor 

As of Sept. 22, BMG Entertainment 
launched its latest experiment to curb 
music piracy on the Internet. By releasing 
a compact disc that allows consumers to 
download and copy a limited number of 
songs, the music giant hopes that this will 
became a practical alternative to the free 
file sharing of music over the World Wide 

The CD is specifically designed to 
play differently on a computer than on a 
CD player or car radio. When loaded into a 
PC, the consumer is presented with two op- 
tions: he or she can transfer the music onto 
a portable MP3 player or copy the files 
onto an email that can be sent to others via 
the Net. The files can then be downloaded 
onto the other person's computer for a du- 
ration of 10 days before they expire. 

Other alternatives that record compa- 
nies are using include reducing CD prices 
and offering an increased value in their 
products, such as including extra material 
like DVD videos included in the packag- 

Although it is an admirable attempt at 
reducing music piracy, the world of MP3 
file sharing reaches far beyond the scope of 
these alternatives. The decline in the rev- 
enue of CD sales over the last few years is 

a result of many factors, not just the emer- 
gence of MP3 file-sharing software. 

I believe that many students like me 
would purchase CDs if we had the means; 
but at this point, I will not buy a CD if it 
only has one song I enjoy. 

Also, if I enjoy listening to an artist, I 
will still go out and purchase his or her CD 
regardless of the downloads 1 make. 

Granted, there are people who abuse 
the privilege of file sharing, and it appears 
that these are the ones who have been tar- 
geted in the recent lawsuits by the Record- 
ing Industry Association of America. 

On Sept. 8, the RIAA launched its first 
wave of attacks on file swappers, suing 261 
individuals for copyright violation. 

Recent reports have shown that the 
scare tactic may have worked initially; the 
number of users logging on to the systems 
like Kazaa and Morpheus declined by 
about 5 percent in following weeks. 

But despite the decline, today, peer-to- 
peer file sharing is still as stable as it was 

The reason may be that, of the esti- 
mated 60 million people who use some 
sort of downloading software, the odds of 
any single person being targeted are slim 
to none. It's like cutting a single blade of 
grass among a whole field. 

The odds are in the user's favor. At 
this point, you're more likely to get struck 
by lightening than get sued for illegal file 

However, if by chance, one was tar- 
geted, what good would it do? Can the 
record companies really benefit by suing a 
college student who is already struggling 
financially in the first place? 

Or what about that 12-year-old girl 
who was sued and her parents had to pay 
a fine of $2,000? If the record companies 
are interested in increasing their sales, this 
definitely is not the right way to go. 

The flood of lawsuits and legal action 
may hinder people momentarily from il- 
legally downloading music, but it will not 
stop the process entirely. 

Pandora's box has been opened, and 
it will be impossible to eliminate peer-to- 
peer file sharing. If there's a will, song 
swappers will find a way. 

Nor does it mean that the decline in file 
sharing will result in an increase in music 

There are still the alternatives of using 
CD burners (to burn a copy from a friend's 
CD, for example) or the radio, on which 
you can hear the music for free. 

All things considered, the lawsuits 
may end up being counterproductive. The 

"The flood of lawsuits 
may hinder people 
momentarily ... but there 
is no way it can stop the 
process entirely." 

Brandee Tecson 
Opinion Editor 

RIAA's actions are alienating the same tar- 
get demographic it is trying to win back. 

Instead of spending all this time and 
money litigating against students, it should 
embrace the new technology and leam how 
to use it effectively. 

Many recording artists are using the 
Internet to get their music exposed to lis- 
teners who may not initially seek it out. 

Web sites are now used as catalysts for 
artists to distribute their music to a much 
broader audience, which could result in an 
increase in consumer sales. 

Instead of threatening file swappers 
with lawsuits, the RIAA should look at fur- 
ther reducing the price of CDs or outlaw- 
ing the production of CD burners. 

Whatever the solution may be, there 
are many other alternatives that could be 
found outside of the courtroom. 

What is real about "reality TV"? 

By Lindsay Elliott 
Staff Writer 

Last night, as I was trying to find a de- 
cent show to watch on television, I stopped 
on MTV — you know, that channel that 
used to play music? 

It was a commercial break and I wasn't 
really paying attention to the screen until 
a preview of a new show came on titled 
"Rich Girls," a new reality show about 
the daughters of famous fashion designer 
Tommy Hilfiger. 

At first I thought it was a joke, but then 
suddenly I realized it was not. This new 
series, which has yet to premiere, focuses 
on the decadent lifestyles of these teenage 

From the snippet that I caught, I could 
tell that it would be a show that merely 
glorified these girls' hedonistic and mate- 
rialistic lives. It portrayed the girls shop- 

ping with daddy's credit card, driving new 
Escalades and taking weekend trips to the 

This kind of life is only available to a 
class few of us belong to. Yet this program 
suggests to young girls, who are most 
likely the target demographic of "Rich 
Girls," that these are the things that they 
should aim for. 

So this brings me to the question: why, 
as a society, are we so obsessed with such 

Although it is coined a "reality" televi- 
sion show, "Rich Girls" is not reality. It is 
a skewed view of how we should aspire to 

Why is this the type of lifestyle we 
should want? I'm not denying that having 
plenty of disposable income would be a 
wonderful luxury, but this show implies 
that in order to be content, it's a neces- 
sity — and that is untrue. 

The most recent and popular form of 
television, reality shows, tell us what we 
should want. Shows like "Rich Girls" dem- 
onstrate to the viewers that lifestyles such 
as the Wingers' are to be envied because 
they are, in fact, real — even though the ma- 
jority of the world does not live that way. 

Granted, certain sitcoms glorify luxu- 
rious lifestyles, but the viewer does not 
internalize the underlying themes because 
the programs are scripted and involve ac- 

Why do we succumb to these empty 
shows? Why do we enjoy observing the 
stars' ridiculous actions? Does mocking 
them help us elevate our own self-worth? 

I believe these assumptions may be 
valid, but I also believe that there are other 
factors to take into account. 

As a society, we have learned that hav- 
ing a normal life is not normal. 

"Extreme Makeover" is yet another 
show that reminds me of the sickening 
things people will go through to be ac- 
cepted by society. 

Completely altering people's bodies 
so they will be able to live a so-called 
"normal" life — well, normal according to 
media standards — does not seem like the 
passport to healthy self-worth. 

Such shows enforce the message that 
everyone needs to look better than natural 
to fit into our image-focused world. 

Vanity fuels our society and I begin 
to doubt our genuineness as a whole. I 
used to think that people believed that liv- 
ing rock star lives and looking like plastic 
models was not the key to happiness. 
However, with the advent of all these real- 
ity programs, 1 have come to the assump- 
tion that our society has, in fact, sunk to an 
all-time low. 

Schwarzenegger terminates competition 

By Brian Roberts 

Well, the media frenzy has come to a 
close and California has decided that Gray 
Davis is out and "The Terminator," Arnold 
Schwarzenegger, is the man chosen to deal 
with the state's problems. What was most 
surprising was not the fact that Schwar- 
zenegger won; it was by how much he 
won that stifled a lot of people. 

The recall went through without a 
hitch, with nearly 55.5 percent of eight 
million voters ousting Davis from his 
seat as governor. Polls taken weeks before 
the election showed Schwarzenegger and 
Davis in a real struggle for top honors. 
Schwarzenegger was grabbing about 30 
percent of the voters polled, with the recall 

itself getting around 40 percent support. 

However, when the results came in, 
Schwarzenegger nabbed almost 50 per- 
cent of the total votes. Officials in Califor- 
nia and media journalists were shocked by 
the apparent landslide that had just taken 
place. Schwarzenegger shook off rival 
Democratic candidate Cruz Bustamante 
by close to 1 .3 million votes. It seems that 
no one in this election had a real chance 
from the get-go when Schwarzenegger 
announced his candidacy on "The Tonight 
Show with Jay Leno." 

So where is California heading now 
that former Mr. Universe has taken over 
the state? Well, Schwarzenegger's first 
order of business came on Oct. 9, when he 
announced that his administration would 
conduct a line-by-line audit to find out just 

how bad the state deficit really is. Califor- 
nia has heard the numbers over the last 
six months, but could the reality be even 
worse than what the state has actually 
been told? 

During Schwarzenegger's press 
conference on that day, he officially an- 
nounced the composition of his admin- 
istration. Surprisingly, Cruz Bustamante 
will keep his job as lieutenant governor. 
Schwarzenegger also introduced Rep. 
David Dreier, R-Calif., who is heading 
his transition team. The two plan to select 
a broad group of Democrats and Republi- 
cans. The first is the new finance director. 
Donna Arduin, who was most recently 
the budget director in Florida and who 
is known as a fiscal conservative. More 
appointments are expected in the next few 

days. Another order of business Schwar- 
zenegger has vowed to tackle is repealing 
the car tax and driver's licenses for illegal 

These laws, passed in Davis' last 
months, may have been his downfall. 
Many Californians are fed up with taxes 
they have had to endure and the number of 
illegal immigrants roaming their state. 

Schwarzenegger has no easy task 
ahead of him. However, he is in a win-win 

If he doesn't solve California's prob- 
lems within his term, he can blame Davis 
for handing him a lagging economy. If he 
delivers California from its sorrows, he'll 
be a hero. 

With Schwarzenegger as governor, 
things are going to be very interesting. 

10 The Echo 


October 29, 2003 

This Week's 

Kingsmen & 

Regals Action 

Homecoming Week 
Oct. 29 

Men's Soccer @ Home 
vs. Occidental, 4 p.m. 

Women's Soccer @ Occidental 
4 p.m. 

Water Polo @ Home 

vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 

4 p.m. 

Oct. 31 

Volleyball @ La Verne 
7:30 p.m. 

Nov. 1 

Cross Country @ La Mirada 
SCIAC Championships, 9 a.m. 

Football @ Home 

vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 

I p.m. 

Women's Soccer @ Home 

vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 

II a.m. 

Men's Soccer @ Claremont-M-S 
11 a.m. 

Volleyball ui Chapman 
7 p.m. 

Water Polo @ Redlands 
11 a.m., 12 p.m., 8 p.m. 

Nov. 3 

Women's Soccer @ Chapman 

5 p.m. 

Nov. 4 

Volleyball @ Pomona-Pitzer 
7:30 p.m. 

Football's Jimmy 
Fox named SCIAC 
athlete of the week 

Senior wide-receiver Jimmy Fox 
was named SCIAC athlete of the 
week following his performance in 
the Kingsmen's 62-35 victory over 
Pomona-Pitzer on Oct 18. 
Fox scored the first two touchdowns 
of the game The first was off a 5- 
yard run. The latter was scored af- 
ter he received a 52-yard pass from 
quaterback Casey Preston. Fox 
then threw a 31 -yard touchdown 
pass in the fourth quarter. 
Fox is currently 3rd in the SCIAC, 
averaging 5 4 receptions per game. 
He leads the Kingsmen receivers 
with 35 catches for 480 yards and 
averages 80 yards per game. 

Compiled from CLU Sports Information press release 

Kingsmen force two shutouts 

Raed Rafeh handles the ball as he looks for an open teammate against SCI A C opponent 
University of La Verne. 

By Lindsey Rarick 
Staff Writer 

The men's soccer team picked up a 5-0 
win against SCIAC opponent Whittier on 

The Kingsmen took the lead early with 
the first goal two minutes into the game, by 
senior midfielder Kevin Stone. 

"It is always good to score the first 
goal. It sets the tone for the game and 
makes a statement to the opposing team," 
Head Coach Dan Kuntz said. 

In the 1 7th minute of play, senior Ha- 
vard Aschim scored off an assist by senior 
Danny Ermolovich. Approximately 30 
seconds later, Ermolovich figured into the 
scoring once again. This time, Ermolovich 
scored off an assist by sophomore Mark 

The Kingsmen continued to create 
more scoring opportunities by moving the 
ball quickly around the Poet defense. The 
fourth goal of the first half was scored in 
the 24th minute by Aschim, unassisted. 

"We finished almost every opportunity 
we had. Those first four goals definitely 
helped us. After that, the game was pretty 
much over," said junior midfielder Greg 

The Kingsmen defense kept tight 
reigns on Whittier in the first half as they 
did not allow one corner kick. The CLU 
defense only allowed the Poets one shot in 
the first half. Cal Lutheran had eight shots 
on goal in the first half. 

The Kingsmen went into the second 
half leading 4-0. Cal Lutheran continued 
to move the ball well and play away from 
the Whittier midfield and defense, drawing 

them out of position. 

Four minutes into the second half, 
junior forward Todd Norman took the ball 
to goal and finished the shot unassisted to 
make the score 5-0. 

The CLU defense did not allow one 
corner kick during all 90 minutes of play, 
while the Poets allowed the Kingsmen to 
take 12 corner kicks. Cal Lutheran also 
out-shot Whittier, 16-3. 

Kingsmen keepers Jamie Lavelle and 
Jason Block were not forced to make any 
saves against the Poet offense. 

Whittier keepers Jasso Gabriel and 
Andy Khamoui were forced to make three 
saves each against the CLU offense. 

The Kingsmen soccer team defeated 
SCIAC opponent La Verne 4-0 Saturday at 
North Field under hot and smoky playing 

This second straight shutout put the 
Kingsmen at 6-9-1 overall and 6-5 in 
league play. 

Scoring the first goal in the first few 
minutes of the game, Cal Lutheran took an 
early lead. 

Senior forward Ermolovich put the 
Kingsmen up 1-0 in the second minute of 
play by scoring an unassisted goal. 

Minutes later, senior Adam Busta- 
mante headed the ball in the back of the net 
from a pass by sophomore teammate Mark 
Tevis in the I Ith minute. 

Senior forward Aschim figured into 
the scoring as he ripped the ball into the 
back of the net 26 minutes into the game. 

"Any time you score first, it puts the 
opposing team at a big disadvantage be- 
cause they are playing catch up the whole 
game. With three early goals, we made it 
very difficult for La Veme to try to catch 

Photographs by Kyle Peterson 
Freshman Kyle Murray battles for a 
header with a La Verne player. Oct 25 at 
North Field. 

up. If the opposing team is not men- 
tally strong, they will hang their heads and 
eventually give up," Kuntz said. 

The Kingsmen continued to have mul- 
tiple scoring opportunities in the first half, 
out-shooting the Leopards 11-4. The first 
half ended with a score of 3-0 CLU. 

The Kingsmen found that they had to 
focus on their style of play due to the hot 
gusts of wind that were slowly pushing the 
smoke-filled skies toward North Field. 

"One of our players had an allergic 
reaction to the smoke in the air. The wind 
was going in the opposite direction of 
where it usually blows. It was weird. We 
had tojust focus on keeping the ball on the 
ground so it wouldn't get caught up in a 
gust of wind," Allen said. 

In the second half, the Kingsmen kept 
pushing to get even more scoring opportu- 
nities than the first half. 

The Cal Lutheran defense continued to 
hold the Leopard offense to only one cor- 
ner kick and four shots in the second half. 

Olsen scored the final CLU goal unas- 
sisted in the 77th minute of SCIAC play, 
making the final score 4-0 Kingsmen. 

With a total of 26 shots on goal by 
CLU, La Veme keepers Eric Gomez and 
Luis Mendoza had their work cut out for 
them. Gomez made four saves, while sub- 
stitute keeper Mendoza stopped two. 

CLU keepers Lavelle and Block shared 
time in the net, where they combined for 
the shutout. Lavelle made one save, while 
Block made two stops for CLU. 

"We deserved to win. I am very happy 
for our men. We were in tough playing 
conditions, but they got the job done," 
Kuntz said. 

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12 The Echo 


October 29. 2003 

Wilson members Julie Martinez, Casey Jones, Dereem McKinney and R.J. Key huddle up during an IM volleyball match. 


IM flag football and 
volleyball games 
were canceled this 
week due to smoke 
from the Southern 
California wildfires. 
Results will be 
available when play 

Intramural volleyball 
referee Blake Jackson 
lets participants know he 
means business. 

Junior Adam Jussel catches a pass during an intramural flag football 

Photographs provided by CLU Intramurals 

Junior David Sundby attempts to evade defenders as he rushes for a first 
down during an intramural flag football game. 

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Dancing around Duke's 

So Peep found her sheep! 

By Cameron Brown 
Staff Writer 

About 350 California Lutheran 
University students filled Duke's Res- 
taurant in Malibu for CLU's annual 
Homecoming Dance on Friday, Oct. 
31, according to dance and social ac- 
tivities coordinator Katy Wilson. 

Unlike most Homecomings, where 
the dress attire is semi-formal, the stu- 
dents were encouraged to come in their 
most outrageous costumes to celebrate 

"Tonight, I am the Jolly Green Gi- 
ant," said 6'7" sophomore and commu- 
nication major Loren Scott. 

"My outfit took a lot of prepara- 
tion to make, but it only could have 
been done with the assistance of my 
friends. 1 hope to have a great time, 
enjoy Halloween with my friends and 
bust some moves on the dance floor," 
Scott said. 

Although some attended on 
their own, others came with dates or 

"My friends wanted me to come 
tonight. So, here 1 am, but now that I 
am here with my boyfriend and all my 
close friends, I am beginning to enjoy 
myself.. .not to mention that 1 have 
the opportunity to see everyone in 
their elaborate costumes," sophomore 
Amanda Walder said. 

Sophomore Whitney Fajnor attend- 
ed Homecoming because she thought it 
would be a prime location "to meet 
some new people." 

"By coming tonight, I have the 
opportunity to meet people that I re- 
ally don't see on an everyday basis," 
Fajnor said. "I also came to support all 
my friends in their crazy costumes, but 

"I have the opportunity 
to see everyone in their 
elaborate costumes." 

Cowgirl stops for a drink. 

Amanda Walder 

more importantly, to have an awesome 

Wilson is also in charge of Coro- 
nation and Spring Formal and began 
preparing for Homecoming at the be- 
ginning of the summer. She said that 
she wanted to make sure to get an ear- 
lier start so that everything could be as 
perfect as possible. 

The restaurant's banquet room 
was dressed with an assortment of 
Halloween decorations that, accord- 
ing to Wilson, took over three hours 
to complete. She said that she chose 
Duke's because it offered a high-class 
environment with a perfect view of the 

"I saw this restaurant and knew 
that it was the place for Homecoming 
night," Wilson said. "After seeing this 
place, I only viewed a few other pos- 
sibilities, but I knew that none would 
be able to top Duke's and its beautiful 
view of the ocean." 

Scattered throughout the room was 
an array of different appetizers that 
included sushi, seared Ahi tuna, beef 
ribs, pizza and mozzarella and veg- 
etable sticks. 

"I wanted food that was elegant, 
but also delicious. I think I made the 
right choice and I hope that the stu- 
dents enjoyed it," Wilson said. 

2 The Echo 


NOVEMBER 5. 2003 

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Kingsmen Soccer vs. California 

Institute of Technology 
North Field 
4 p.m. 

Lord of Life Church Council Meeting 
Chapel Lounge 
7:30 p.m. 

Rotaract Meeting 
Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 

Hawaiian Club Meeting 

Apartments Lounge 
6 p.m. 

Drama Production: Tragedy of 

Preus-Brandt Forum 
8 p.m. 



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Regals Soccer vs. CSU Hayward 
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2:30 p.m. 


Intramural Volleyball 


8 p.m. 


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november 7 


Graduate School Fair 

Kwan Fong Gallery 

Friday Eucharist 

Meditation Chapel 
12 p.m. 

Drama Production: Tragedy of 

Preus-Brandt Forum 
8 p.m. 


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Safety & Self Defense Workshop 

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Drama Production: Tragedy of 

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8 p.m. 


november 9 

Drama Production: Tragedy of 

Preus-Brandt Forum 
8 p.m. 

Intramural Flag Football 

North Field 
12 p.m. 

Lord of Life Worship Service 


6:15 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 


8 p.m. 


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ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

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ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

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By Erick Elhard 
Staff Writer 

Universities have a liberal bias, said 
young entrepeneur and right-wing en- 
thusiast Ben Shapiro. Shapiro was the 
featured speaker of California Lutheran 
University's Republican Club on Mon- 
day, Oct. 27. 

Ben Shapiro, 19, lives at home 
with his parents. A senior at UCLA, 
majoring in political science, he also 
works as a syndicated columnist for and his book will be 
released May 2004. 

Shortly after 8 p.m.. Shapiro spoke in 
Nygreen 3 to speak to approximately 25 
people on the topic of liberal bias on col- 
lege campuses and in college classrooms. 
With rapid-fire delivery that rarely al- 
lowed him enough time to finish one 
word, sentence, or thought before moving 
on to the next, he cited personal experi- 
ences to substantiate his hypothesis that 
conservative viewpoints are often ignored 
in the university setting. 

"Indoctrination at college can be 
subtle. Conservatives can challenge per- 
spectives offered in class, while liberal 

students can just accept what they're be- 
ing told," Shapiro said. 

"Professors live in a 
theoretical world. ..[and] 
have a skewed view of 
the real world." 

Ben Shapiro 
Republican Speaker 

Shapiro's first memory of encounter- 
ing a liberal bias in the school setting 
came in a junior high science course. 

"Global warming was being present- 
ed as dogma," he said. 

Since that time, he has been on alert 
for these situations, and the places the 
majority of the blame on college profes- 
sors. From these higher learning institu- 
tions, he said, the indoctrination seeps 
down to the lower levels of school. 

"Professors live in a theoretical 
world. ..[and] have a skewed view of the 
real world," Shapiro said. 

Shapiro makes it his business to 
argue for the conservative viewpoint. 

He advised other right-wingers to do 
the same for two reasons. First, it will 
solidify the speaker's argument and act 
as useful practice for real-life settings 
where it will be necessary to take a stand 
and defend a position. Second, though 
professors are unlikely to be swayed 'in 
their convictions, other students may find 
the conservative mind frame salient and 

"Make yourself an expert," Shapiro 
said. "So many people are apathetic. 
Politics is all about jazzing up the apa- 
thetic voters." 

Sociology professor Dr. Charles Hall, 
the only CLU faculty member to attend 
the event, found an optimistic message in 
the lecture. 

"His major message to students is 
that when the opportunity comes where 
they want to express a different opin- 
ion in class, they can do that and not be 
ridiculed by the professors. Don't always 
assume that the professors know every- 
thing," Hall said. 

Shapiro's words also inspired stu- 
dents like Dawn Redman, a freshman at 

"I was most impressed by the fact 
that what he believes in he stands up for. 

no matter the opposition," Redman said. 

Though adamant about defending his 
beliefs, Shapiro acknowledged that stu- 
dents need to be practical and respectful 
when entering into discourse with profes- 
sors, avoiding antagonistic comments and 

Throughout the course of the evening, 
Shapiro offered his opinions on other top- 
ics raised by members of the audience. 

"The U.S. should pull out of the 
U.N.," Shapiro said. "Who cares about 
France? You don't need a formal organi- 
zation to deal with international politics. 
Countries will act in their own best inter- 
est. The majority isn't always right, even 
in a democracy." 

Shapiro is not certain of his post- 
bachelor's-degree future. He has taken 
the LSAT in preparation for law school 
and continues to write his column for However, he is wait- 
ing until the weeks following the May 6, 
2004 release of his book, "Brainwashed: 
How Universities Indoctrinate America's 
Youth," to make a more definitive step 

"I'm leaving my doors open, and God 
will take me where he wants to take me," 
Shapiro said. 

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Reside nce hall approved 

By Heather Hoyt " dents would like to have a hall with at least ASCII I PrpciHpnt b^k„ w d„i,„^ „.._. . . . . 

By Heather Hoyt 
Staff Writer 

The Board of Regents passed a resolu- 
tion to build a new residence hall behind 
Old West last week. The hall is slated to 
be built where the parking lot is now, and 
a new parking lot will be built behind the 
proposed hall. 

One of the main reasons that the 
resolution was passed is CLU's stagger- 
ing over-occupancy rate. The rate has 
increased from percent in 1996 to 33 per- 
cent in 2003, and the number of residential 
students has increased from 790 in 1997 to 
1,076 in 2003. 

The resolution also specified that stu- 

dents would like to have a hall with at least 
180 beds, single bedrooms in suite- style 
rooms, centralized entrances and stair- 
wells and a centralized open lounge. The 
requests were included in the resolution be- 
cause it has become apparent that the stu- 
dent community is visibly stronger in halls 
with more than 100 students, and students 
are more active in co-curricular programs 
when halls are more centrally focused. 

With the expansion of this new hall, 
CLU hopes to increase the strong residen- 
tial-based living environment and continue 
the quest to be the best liberal arts univer- 
sity in the west. 

"CLU hasn't met with the designers 
and architects yet so we don't have a lot 
of specific details on the new hall," said 

ASCLU President Robert Boland. 

The hope is that the building will be 
three stories tall and have approximately 
180 beds. No timeline has been set yet, but 
if the city of Thousand Oaks approves the 
request to build, CLU will try to see the hall 
in full use by fall of 2005. 

"Watch for public notice of the meet- 
ing with the city officials and come out and 
show your support for CLU's expansion," 
said Angela Naginey, RHA adviser and 
director of Residence Life. 

The ASCLU also passed a resolution 
to renovate the Conejo residence hall. The 
renovations will include updating the cur- 
rent fire safety system; installing new win- 
dows; repairing the carpet, roof, plumbing 
and air conditioning system and removing 

exterior staircases and replacing them with 
central interior staircases. 

CLU's "Now is the Time" capital 
campaign continues to be successful. Mike 
Fuller, associate dean of students, and his 
wife Erin have announced that they will 
add to the financial gift of each resident as- 
sistant, ASCLU member and peer adviser 
who donates to the capital campaign. 

"Erin and 1 believe in the importance of 
giving to higher education and even more 
importantly, we believe in the vision and 
passion that is CLU," Fuller said. 

Student support has gone from 71 per- 
cent to 8 1 percent to 93 percent last year. 
The goal of the campaign is to achieve 100 
percent participation by the student leaders 
of CLU this year. 

, ^ alM n aim [cinuvmg oi llu tnis year. 

Senate d iscusses parking at CLU 

By Heather Peterson 
Staff Writer 

Parking problems were addressed at 
the ASCLU Senate meeting on Monday, 
Oct. 27. 

North Campus is will add a lot of 
parking spaces, since many offices will be 
located there, according to Ryan Van Om- 
meren, director of Facility Operations and 
Planning. The new residence hall behind 
Old West will also add parking, but that 
won't be until 2005. The idea of painting 
parking spaces on Memorial Parkway was 
also discussed. 

In other business. Dean of Students 
Bill Rosser discussed the new residence 
hall that is to be built behind Old West. 
The undergraduate residence hall has 

been approved, with the hope of ground- 
breaking in spring 2004, and opening in 
fall 2005. 

The Student and Spiritual Life com- 
mittee of the Board of Regents was noti- 
fied about some of the Senate's concerns 
with the library. A $50,000 grant for the 
library was granted for improvements this 

Senate discussed the poor ventilation 
in the Writing Center which is located in 
the library. 

Senate is looking into getting it fixed, 
but it would also like to find a place for 
the Writing Center outside of the library. 

ASCLU President Robert Boland 
brought up the topic of spending the bud- 
get. It was a goal of the Senate to have 
spent two-thirds of the budget by the end 

of the semester, but so far it has spent 
nothing. As of now, Senate has about 
$18,000 to spend. 

Senate talked to security about having 
ID cards work on more than one residence 
hall. A new one-card system is already 
being worked on in which meals, laundry, 
library and entrance to residence halls 
will be on the same card. 

Putting computers in the Student 
Union Building was also addressed. This 
would allow commuters a place to check 
their email without having to go to the 
library or a computer lab. 

One of the main topics of discussion 
was the addition of satellite radio in the 
student union building. Sophomore Sena- 
tor Sarah Gray moved that the Senate ap- 
prove the $6 1 purchase, subscription and 

installation of satellite radio. The motion 
passed unanimously. 

"We are very excited about getting 
satellite radio in the SUB," Boland said. 
"It has already been implemented in the 
fitness center and students seem to enjoy 

Beautification of the gazebo area in 
Kingsmen Park was also discussed. Sen- 
ate would like to add plants and bushes 
around the gazebo and possibly fix the ga- 
zebo itself. It is still deciding how much 
money should be spent from the Senate 

Senate has also discussed putting 
benches by the cross, but it needs to get 
permission from the city of Thousand 
Oaks before the proposal can proceed 
through CLU. 

Prog. Board approves 
baseball field funds 

By Jennifer Pfatuch 
Staff Writer 

ASCLU President Robert Boland an- 
nounced that resolutions were passed by 
the Board of Regents for construction of 
a new baseball field and building of a new 
180-bed residence hall where the parking 
lot behind Janss and Rasmussen are cur- 
rently located. 

The residence would be a three-story 
hall housing mostly single bedrooms to 
provide more privacy for students. 

"When it's finished, it is supposed to 
be a showcase hall," Director of Student 
Programs Robby Larson said. 

Construction on the new hall is sched- 
uled to begin in the spring of 2004 and be 
finished by fall of 2005. 

The success of last week's Homecom- 
ing events was discussed, as well. 

Ash and poor air quality played a role 

in the poor turnout at last week's "Scream 

. for Your Team," said Courtney Parks, 

Programs Board director, at the Oct. 27 


Issy reminds students 
that eBooks are here 

Security Notice 

Beginning Dec. 1, 2003, Campus Safety and 
Security will distribute a variety of crime 

prevention brochures. These will be 

available in the following locations: the 

Counseling Center, the Health Center, The 

Women's Resource Center, the SUB and 

Residence Halls. 

If the library building is closed and you 
need to whip out a three-page paper for the 
class that meets at 8 a.m. the next morning, 
the Information Systems and Services De- 
partment has another research source. 

CLU now has over 3,000 electronic 
book titles in its collection that can be 
accessed any time, day or night. Titles 
are available in the sciences, humanities, 
social sciences and even in "ready refer- 
ence." The eBooks include both fiction 
and non-fiction titles, many of which are 
excellent sources for conducting research 
and writing papers. 

The advantages ot eBooks are many, 

1 ) eBooks can be consulted any time 
and anywhere with a computer; 

2) eBooks don't take up space in 
your backpack; 

3) eBooks can never be overdue, 
damaged, or lost; 

4) eBooks can be searched by key 
words so that you are reading only those 
pages applicable to your topic. 

eBooks have several features such as 
"bookmark" (sort of like saving a place in 
a book to refer to later or similar to yellow 
highlighting) and "add note" (allowing the 
reader to make notes to be used later in a 
paper, using up to 1 ,000 characters). 

Simply open up an account by going 
to, clicking on "Search 

Article Databases," and scrolling down 
to click on "netLibrary." This will lead 
directly to instructions for creating an ac- 
count to either browse titles or to check out 
for 24 hours at a time. Think of these titles 
as a traditional book since only one person 
at a time can either browse or place the 
book on his or her "eBookshelf." 

Or, if searching the Library Catalog 
and you come across an icon to the left of 
a title that looks like an open book, you'll 
know this is an electronic source (eBook) 
and you simply click on "Click here" to 
read this book online. The Table of Con- 
tents appears on the left and a search box 
above that allows you to search the entire 
book for any term, phrase, key word, per- 
sonal name, etc. Look also for the instruc- 
tions on how to cite electronic books. If 
you have any questions, please call the 
Library Reference Desk at 493-3255 (or 
x3255 from on campus) or e-mail us at: 



November 5, 2003 


The Echo 5 

CLU student wins Miss Ventura 

By Kelly Jones 
Staff Writer 

Jacquelynne Fontaine, a California 
Lutheran University senior, was named 
Miss Ventura County on Saturday, Oct. 25. 
This was her first pageant and she received 
a $2,000 scholarship. 

Fontaine had never been involved in 
the pageant circuit before. She decided to 
participate because her mother had won 
Miss Fresno in 1964, almost 40 years ago. 

The Miss Ventura County pageant is 

a part of the Miss America pageant se- 
ries. Miss America is a scholarship-based, 
nonprofit program. The judges look for 
participants who have a platform or who 
have helped change a social problem and 
who want to continue working toward a 
positive end result. 

Fontaine's platform deals with art 
programs in school systems. Having at- 
tended an innnercity school where budget 
cuts affected the art department, Fontaine 
strongly believes that the arts in school 
need to be improved. 

For the talent portion of the competi- 

tion, which counts for 30 percent of the 
overall score, Fontaine sang "Juliet's 
Waltz," an aria from "Romeo and Juliet: 
The Opera." 

The rest of her score was divided into 
40 percent for her interview, which took 
place earlier that day; 10 percent for poise 
in an evening gown; 10 percent for the 
swimsuit competition, and 10 percent for 
answering an on-stage question. 

"I learned so much about myself. It 
was fantastic. It was a really fun process," 
Fontaine said. 

Along with winning the Miss Ven- 

tura County crown, Fontaine won the Miss 
Congeniality title. 

The next step for Fontaine is to carry 
out her duties as Miss Ventura County. She 
will then go on to the Miss California com- 
petition, which will happen in July, and 
then on to Miss America. 

"1 would love to be Miss California, 
and maybe Miss America," Fontaine said. 

Fontaine is a music major and a mem- 
ber of the CLU choir. She hopes to con- 
tinue her education in graduate school and 
become an opera singer. 

Brown Bag stresses water conservation 

By Karly Wilheim 

Arts and Features Editor 

"Conservation is simple to do but hard 
for people to do it," said Steve Sabbe, re- 
source specialist at Callegua's Municipal 
Water District, and Brown Bag guest for 
Oct. 28. 

Sabbe, who has worked at Callegua's 
for five years, and 22 other purveyors help 
supply water to 75 percent of Ventura 
county residents. This area includes Ox- 
nard. Port Hueneme, Camarillo, Thousand 
Oaks, Simi Valley and Moorpark. The 
water is supplied through the Metropolitan 

Water District of Southern California and 
must go through rigorous testing before it's 
available to the public. 

Along with intrusion alarms on the 
hatches of the entry doors that store the wa- 
ter, the entire area is monitored by SCADA 
computer systems in operation 24 hours a 
day. Also, barbed wire, residual analyzers 
and monitored vehicles protect water from 

"All water regulations are very strict; 
we have to meet the regulations. Any water 
you're receiving has to be of good quality. 
Your water is safe. We make sure it meets 
the standards before it leaves the plant," 
Sabbe said. 

Water is controlled very regularly and 
is not at a high risk for contamination. 

"I thought it was interesting to learn 
where our water comes from and also all 
the things they do to treat it and make sure 
it's safe," said senior Sydney Fry. 

The water treatment process and dis- 
infectant residuals protect against most 
contaminants. Also, filters catch anything 
"of substance" in the water. 

"Ozone gas is a good disinfectant. It 
[can be] produced on sight [and] is a quick 
hit into the water. [It enters the water] and 
then dissipates," Sabbe said. 

While 90 percent of water is for ag- 
ricultural purposes, many residents use 

gallons of water without even realizing it. 
A 10-minute shower could use 100 gallons 
of water. Aware of this problem, Callegua's 
has begun plans for an underground water 
storage in the Las Posas Basin. It has 
30,000 acre-feet of storage capacity and 
currently holds 5,000 acre-feet. This wa- 
ter is used to meet seasonal droughts and 
emergency needs. 

The next Brown Bag is on Nov. 11 
from noon to I p.m. in the Women's Re- 
source Center, in the E building. The topic, 
"What's Up With Being Down?" will 
discuss the signs, causes and treatments of 

Language L ab is a great resource for students 

By Kristina Sterling 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University's Lan- 
guage Lab has a new home this semester. 
After being shuffled from a "chicken 
coop" classroom to the library, it has 
finally settled in room 139 of the Educa- 
tion and Technology building. The lab's 
coordinator is French professor Catherine 
Erard-Claxton and the director is Spanish 
professor Dr. Jessica Ramos-Harthun. 

The lab has 25 computers that are 
equipped with the new language software 
called Divace. This media player allows 
students to record, review and listen to 
their voice while completing the assigned 
laboratory manual. As well as having Di- 

vace, the lab has qualified student tutors for 
French, Spanish and German. 

"The Language Lab offers the possi- 
bility for the students to use the lab beyond 
the classroom, on an individual basis. They 
can repeat, rewind and hear it back again. 
That is a complement of the language pro- 
gram," Ramos-Harthun said. 

Many language professors are requir- 
ing their students to log in a certain amount 
of hours per week at the Language Lab. 
This is in part so that the students use the 
computers to study their laboratory manu- 
als with the headphones and also to make 
them aware of this resource. 

Along with the learning software, 
students can also listen to the music in the 
different languages. For example, the lab 
provides music in Spanish by Shakira and 

Mana. Students are strongly encouraged 
to go during the specific times allotted for 
their particular language so that they can 
receive help from student tutors familiar 
with the specific language. 

"The Language Lab allows me to 
practice, so I'm more confident when I go 
into the class, especially before the test," 
junior Tonya David said. 

Lindsey Rarick, a Spanish tutor, sees 
the Language Lab as a "win-win situation" 
for everyone and thinks it can benefit stu- 
dents of any level. 

"I've had students come in that need 
to go over their Power Point presentation 
for upper-division Spanish classes, and 
also students who needed something as 
basic as preterit and imperfect verb help 
before a test. Whatever they need help 

with, I'm available to help them with it," 
Rarick said. 

Ramos-Harthun is excited about the 
Language Lab's development, and what 
will come in the future. 

"For the number of students that we 
have right now, we are doing fine, but we 
are in the very early stages of this process. 
We are always trying to see what works 
better for next time and consider the sug- 
gestions and opinions of everyone," Ra- 
mos-Harthun said. 

The Language Lab is open Thurs- 
days and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
and Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
from 8 a.m. to I p.m. Although classes are 
conducted in the room, students are still 
welcome to use the Language Lab during 
scheduled classes. 



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November 5, 2003 

Campus Quotes 

If you had to evacuate, what would you take? 

Chelsea Taylor, undecided, 2007 Liz Ardis, biology, 2005 

Shen-ell Edison, English, 2005 

Will Howard, psychology, 2004 

"1 would take pictures, my laptop and "I would bring my pictures, my Tig- "Pictures of my friends and family and "I would take my viola and my Bible 

books. You can't really replace pictures, gers [stuffed animals] and my clothes be- my computer tower because those are the because that's all you need; good music 

and my laptop and books are really ex- cause we are inseparable." things that are most important to me." and some good reading." 

Shannon Sherrell, undecided, 2007 

"I would take pictures and my stuffed 
animals and my laptop. You can't replace 
pictures and my stuffed animals mean a lot 
to me and my laptop is really expensive." 

Josh Benson, business, 2004 

"I would take my surfboards and my 
computer. Maybe my glove and part of my 
refrigerator, because that's all stuff I really 

Lisa Parker, marketing communication/ 
international business, 2005 

"I'd take my photo albums and sen- 
timental things, because they are all ir- 

Toni Fuller, criminal justice, 2005 

"My teddy bear, my photo album and 
my blankets because they are all irreplace- 
able items from my family." 

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November 5, 2003 


The Echo 7 

'Tom Thumb' lead addresses play and life 

By Lindsay Elliott 
Staff Writer 

Agoura native Jamie McEnnan is no 
stranger to the stage. The California Lu- 
theran University senior who plays Tom 
Thumb in "The Tragedy of Tragedies: 
The Life and Death of Tom Thumb, the 
Great," has been acting professionally 
since he was very young. 

"My first commercial was when 1 was 
two," McEnnan said. "I've practically 
grown up in front of the camera." 

Since his acting debut, McEnnan has 
been featured in over 1 50 commercials. He 
has had guest spots on television shows, 
and performed stunt work in films. One 
of the most memorable jobs that McEn- 
nan had was being a stunt double for some 
of the lost boys in the film "Hook." 

"Being in 'Hook' was a lot of fun, 
but at times it got very crazy," McEnnan 
said. "One of the fight scenes that lasted 
five minutes in the movie took weeks to 

By the age of 17, McEnnan decided 
that he wanted to take a break from being 
on camera. 

"I became interested in the technical 
work, so 1 began learning things behind 
the scenes," said McEnnan. 

"The Tragedy of Tragedies; The Life 
and Death of Tom Thumb, the Great," will 
be the first acting role he has had in sev- 
eral years. Along with playing the lead 
role, he is the sound designer and fight 

"It hasn't been easy," McEnnan said. 
"We (the cast and crew] have been work- 
ing extremely long hours and it is even 
harder with three jobs." 

McEnnan's hard work has paid off, he 
admits, as he is extremely excited about 
the current production at CLU. 

"The Tragedy of Tragedies: The Life 
and Death of Tom Thumb, the Great," an 
adaptation based upon the play by Henry 
Fielding, involves a three inch hero, Tom 
Thumb, who has achieved great fame by 
conquering a kingdom of giants. 

"Tom is a stereotypical action hero 
who believes he is invincible," McEnnan 
said. "Everyone in the story loves him 
for it." 

Set in the 1700s, "The Tragedy of 
Tragedies: The Life and Death of Tom 
Thumb, the Great," is a satire on histori- 
cal tragedies and politics. 

"There's a lot of funny, clever stuff," 
McEnnan said. "I think everyone in the 
audience will get something out of it." 

Other than being a comical spoof. 
McEnnan adds that the play has many 
elements that only Broadway productions 
have the audacity to pull off. 

"Professor Arndt's vision is amaz- 
ing," McEnnan said. "The play is so 
complex, with special effects, sound and 
choreography. There are even things I've 
never seen performed on stage before." 

With all productions of this caliber, 
however, come challenges, as McEnnan 
admits that there has been a number of 
hitches along the way. 

"I actually got the chicken pox and 
was quarantined for several days. Some- 
one else had to take my place and when I 
returned 1 was very behind and had to learn 
the choreography all over again," McEn- 
nan said. "But these things happen and I'm 
just very excited to do this production." 

To see Jamie McEnnan in his return 

Photograph Courtesy of the Drama Department 
(Left to right) Students Rob Schneider, Jamie McEnnan and Kelly Murkey pose for the 
play "The Tragedy of Tragedies: The Life and Death of Tom Thumb, the Great. " 

to the stage, get tickets for "The Tragedy 8 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. General 

of Tragedies: The Life and Death of Tom admission is $8 and free for CLU stu- 

Thumb, the Great." Performances are in dents. For more information, call (805) 

the Preus-Brandt Forum and are Nov. 6- 493-3415. 

Celebrate National French Week at CLU 

By Kaytie St. Pierre 
Staff Writer 

The French Club is sponsoring a 
week full of French activities consisting 
of food, entertainment and art to celebrate 
National French Week. The French Club 
is a California Lutheran University orga- 
nization created to promote the cultures 
of France and Francophone, which is a 
term used to refer to French-speaking 

"We want to educate students and 
let them have a chance to experience the 
French and Francophone culture," Rachel 
Helfand, co-president said. "You abso- 
lutely do not have to speak French. We 

want people to have fun with the culture, 
and not just France, but other Franco- 
phone countries, such as Canada." 

Nov. 5-11, a presentation in the Hu- 
manities building lobby consisting of 
books, literature, art, tourist information 
and posters will be displayed to promote 
the French Club and celebrate National 
French Week. 

"Basically, there will be anything that 
has to do with France or French culture on 
display," said sophomore Clarice Ham- 

The cafeteria will also be serving a 
French dish at every meal in honor of 
National French Week. The French Club 
is sponsoring a dinner on Nov. 7. The 
dinner will be held in the Nelson Room 

"The main purpose is 
to publicize all things 
French and indicate that 
French culture is alive 
and well." 

Dr. Karen Renick 
French Club adviser 

at 5:30 p.m. It will begin the evening with 
French music and potluck style food fol- 
lowed by the French movie, "He Loves 
me. He Loves Me Not," with subtitles. 

"The main purpose is to publicize all 
things French and indicate that French 

culture is alive and well," Dr. Karen 
Renick, adviser, said. "French is a dip- 
lomatic language and used as the second 
most widely spoken language in Europe, 
so it is good to know about music, arts and 
French culture in general." 

In addition to the events during this 
week, the French Club has cultural events 
lined up for the rest of the year. Later this 
season, the club will be going to the Getty 
Museum. Next semester, the club will be 
taking a trip to see a play that is entirely 
spoken in French and will be dining at a 
French restaurant. 

"Everyone is always welcome to our 
events." Helfand said. "We are sending 
the message of French goodwill to all." 

Barenaked Ladies CD is catchy, yet annoying 

By Michael Cabral 
Staff Writer 

Despite the immense talent each of 
the five members of Barenaked Ladies 
possess, their latest album. "Everything 
to Everyone," just doesn't cut it. 

"Everything to Everyone" reminds 
me of something that would be geared 
towards children, with songs that are 
catchy, but at the same time, annoying. 
Despite successful attempts of inputting 
folk beats into their songs in past albums, 
Barenaked Ladies just exasperate their 
whole theme in this last album. 

Barenaked Ladies, consists of Jim 
Creegan (bassist), Kevin Hearn (key- 
boards), Steven Page (lead vocals and 
acoustic guitar), Ed Robertson (acoustic 
guitar and vocals), and Tyler Stewart 
(percussions). After their first single, 
"One Week," the band had many follow 
up hits, such as "It's All Been Done," 
"Brian Wilson," and "This Old Apart- 

However, up until recently, Barena- 
ked Ladies has not had a powerful pres- 
ence on the radio. 

"Everything to Everyone" is not 
exactly experimental because it's famil- 

iar, but it just doesn't deliver the same 
quality as their previous albums. What is 
surprising is the single off of the album, 
"Another Postcard." 

Although none of the songs are 
great, this song surely falls short of most 
of the others on the album. There is no 
doubt that the lyrics to most, if not all, 
Barenaked Ladies songs are odd, but in 
"Another Postcard," Page sings about 
chimpanzees for three minutes. I think 
their older material had a lot more to 
say. "Everything to Everyone" is just 
random lyrics, with some of the most 
annoying choruses. Most of the time, it 

seems as though there is more filler from 
humming and counting in the songs than 
actual lyrics. 

Unfortunately, Barenaked Ladies had 
not delivered this time around, but there 
is no doubt that the band has potential 
to hash out another good album. It took 
them attempts before they hit the lime- 
light, and it may be the same situation all 
over again for the Canadian band. 

The band is on tour, performing in 
Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 4, Columbus, 
OH, Nov. 5 and Cincinnati, OH, Nov. 6. 
The tour wraps up in Hartford Conn., 
Nov 15 at the Bushnell Theater. 

8 The Echo 


November 5, 2003 

The myth of a liberal press 

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Conservatives and Republicans have 
propagated the myth of a liberal press for 
so long that many people take this egre- 
gious falsehood to be nothing less than 
incontrovertible fact. Conservatives are 
quick to quote statistics that show report- 
ers as being largely democratic, but this 
does not constitute a liberal bias in the 
media. Reporters constitute the lowest 
ranks of the news business. Reporters 
collect the facts and write the stories. 
They don't choose what is covered, what 
goes on the front page or what angle a 

story takes. It is the editors who deter- 
mine the content, and they are concerned 
with advertisers, ratings and reader- or 
viewership. Many conservatives would 
like to believe that reporters and editors 
everywhere conspire to push their liberal 
social agenda on the masses, but this is 
simply not true. 

Legendary journalist A.J. Liebling 
once noted that, "Freedom of the press 
belongs to anyone who owns one." 
Thus, the publishers and networks are 
ultimately responsible for any bias found 
in media outlets. In his book "The Media 
Monopoly," Ben H. Bagdikian points 
out that "almost all of the media leaders, 
possibly excepting Ted Turner of Turner 
Broadcasting, are political conserva- 
tives, a factor in the drastic shift in the 
entire spectrum of national politics to a 
brand of conservatism once thought of as 

A fat chunk of the news we read ev- 
ery day comes from a wire service such 
as Reuters or the Associated Press. These 
sources are almost always free of any 

bias. Even conservative pundits like Bill 
O'Reilly recognize that the Associated 
Press is an unbiased news source. 

A quick comparison between Bill 
Clinton and George W. Bush will pro- 
vide a good example. Bill Clinton lied 
to the American public when he said 
that he did not have sexual relations with 
Monica Lewinsky. 

This story and the resulting im- 
peachment process received far more 
media attention than did Bush's little 
lie about nuclear weapons in his State of 
Union speech. Bush's lie led, in part, to 
the deaths of 379 U.S. military servicep- 
ersons and thousands of Iraqi civilians. 
Clinton's lie was disconcerting, but it did 
not affect American lives or the foreign 
policy of an entire nation. 

Dear Republican Club readers, fear 
not! The Echo does not have a bias. In- 
deed, it is extremely difficult to write a 
biased article about Homecoming or the 
latest choir concert. The only column in 
this fair newspaper which emanates lib- 
eral stink is mine. 

Letter To The Editor 

Dear Echo, 

Aside from disagreeing with the recent 
review of Static-X's latest CD "'Shadow 
Zone," I was also upset about the fallacies 
I noticed in it. However, let me first say 
that I don't really care what kind of music 
people like. All I ask is that when you pick 
at a genre or group that you dislike, get 
your facts straight, especially if you write a 
review that is going to be published. 

Now, for the article itself, the first 
problem was the members of the band. In 
the article, the members of the band were 
stated as Wayne Static, Koichi Fuduka, 
Tony Campos and Ken Jay, At one point, 
these were the people who made up Static- 
X, but not anymore. 

The only people remaining from this 
list are Wayne Static and Tony Campos. 
Koichi Fuduka left the band after their 
debut album "Wisconsin Death Trip" and 
has since been replaced by Tripp Eisen, 
formerly of the band Dope. Also, Ken 
Jay recently made his departure from the 
band. Nick Oshiro has since replaced him 
at drums. 

No offense to the person who wrote the 
article, but it's not like you needed to do a 
lot of research to find out these facts. If 
you were given the CD with the insert that 
usually accompanies it, the names of the 
band members are right on the first page. 
You could also have visited the band's web 
site. That aside, if you had done any work 

or research in regard to this article, there 
wouldn't have been any bogus claims. 

For instance, where did you get the 
notion that their first album did not do 
well? It went platinum. The same claim 
was made about the group's second effort 
"Machine." Granted, it did not do as well 
as "Wisconsin Death Trip," but it has gone 
gold in regard to record sales. 

Let's face it — heavy music does not 
rule the charts. It's loud, angry, aggres- 
sive and unattractive to the perfect people 
of the world who automatically connect 
glamour to success, but it does hold its 
own. "Shadow Zone" debuted at No. 20 
on the Billboard charts. It has since fallen 
dramatically, but like I said, even I know 
this is not wonderful TV-adoring fan-type 
of music, and it never will be. 

Also, saying that the band is struggling 
and that this kind of music is obnoxious 
and annoying gives no credit to predeces- 
sors of heavy music who have dropped 
No. 1 albums on the charts, like Pantera, 
Kom, and Staind. Furthermore, Static-X 
has toured with some of the biggest names 
in the heavy music industry, like Pantera, 
Slayer, Black Sabbath, Staind and Linkin 
Park. The bottom line is that struggling 
acts do not get the opportunity to tour 
with big-name artists, no matter what their 

The final thing that I'm going to 
comment on is the comic book reference. 
There was no comic book released with 

"Shadow Zone." The comic I'm sure you 
were making reference to was released in 
the spring of 2002, almost a year and a 
half before "Shadow Zone" hit the shelves. 
Also, Chaos Comics approached them, 
not the other way around. So, then why 
would a successful comic book company 
approach a struggling band? That doesn't 
really make any sense. 

I happen to be a fan of Static-X and 
other heavy music acts. 1 happen to think 
"Shadow Zone" is a very good album, if 
not the band's best. Since I know all of 
their albums (and have actually listened 
to them), I can tell you that Static-X has 
evolved on "Shadow Zone," without los- 
ing the distinct characteristics that make 
Static-X. Wayne actually takes a break 
from his constant screaming rampages and 
tries singing on a track or two. 

These are the reasons why reading this 
article upset me. The person who wrote it 
obviously didn't have a clue about what 
she was talking about. People can listen to 
whatever they like but, please, when you 
write a review of something, get your facts 
straight. If I wanted to read something that 
was untrue, I'd go pick a tabloid and read 
about how the world's fattest man married 
the Loch Ness monster and gave birth to 
the Creature from the Black Lagoon. 

Aaron Collins 




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November 5, 2003 


The Echo 9 

Wildfires should be taken seriously 

By Jon Acquisti 
Staff Writer 

Over the last few days, I have tried to 
pay particular attention to the reactions of 
CLU students as the Southern California 
wildfires move closer and closer to the 

What 1 have discovered did not sur- 
prise me as much as it annoyed me. 

Here at CLU, the students, especially 
the freshmen, have dramatically overre- 
acted to this force of nature. 

Students have evacuated, packing up 
their entire rooms and filling their cars 
with precious belongings. 

I have lived through the Oakland Hills 
Fire of 1989 so I know how brutal nature 
can be. Breathing disgusting air, being 

sprinkled with ash, and facing death and 
destruction is in no way exciting. People 
have serious issues if they get off on 

I have come to the conclusion that 
some of these students most likely have 
experienced no real tragedy in their lives 
and thrive on the smallest threat of disas- 

I have overheard students calling 
their parents hysterical, overexaggerating 
every detail — and they wonder why their 
parents were freaking out? 

I don't understand how some students 
can be so selfish by trying to make them- 
selves the main concern of a tragedy that 
they are really no part of. 

I first became aware of people's reac- 
tions after Sept. 1 1 , but now pay particular 
attention to smaller tragedies. I am con- 

tinuing to find that people love to play the 
victim. That, to me, defines selfish. 

Although I lived about 20 miles from 
Oakland, the devastation from the fire was 
apparent. The conditions experienced here 
are similar to the ones I experienced there, 
yet on a much grander scale. 

The ash that fell from the sky covered 
us like snow and the air quality was un- 

If students experienced anything like 
I have gone through, they would know 
that this fire isn't a joke or an excuse to 
cut class. 

The reality of it is that people's homes, 
lives and dreams are being destroyed at an 
alarming rate. 

With less than 10 percent of the fires 
contained at the time of writing, there is 
no telling what will happen next. 

Just think of how you would feel if 
you woke up one morning and everything 
you knew was gone. 

I am disgusted by how people have 
reacted to this fire — and that is why I 
am asking the student body to show who 
we really are and what we're really about. 
If there is anything that you can donate 
to the victims of this tragedy, anything 
that you feel you can part with and allow 
someone to gain from, let me know. 

Whether it is money, clothes, blan- 
kets, water or simply your time, let me 

Life will continue to go on, but for 
some it will never be the same. Let us 
pray for those who are REALLY suffering 
and also for the people who need a little 
extra attention no matter how hard they 
try to get it. 

The truth behind the Calif, grocery strike 

By Devon Bostock 

The California grocery strike blows 
my mind. The deeper I dig trying to find 
information, the more frustrated I get. I 
have spent hours online trying to find spe- 
cific information from an objective source 
that would be able to answer some of my 
questions. Why would Vons employees go 
on strike? And furthermore, why would 
Ralphs and Albertsons lock many of their 
employees out? 

Initially, I was completely opposed to 
the strike, but I looked past my own per- 
sonal feelings of disgust with unions and 
went directly to the source of my disdain. 
My contact with a representative from the 
United Food and Commercial Workers 
was as unenlightening as its website. I 
was treated to the normal rah-rah political 
banter and given no specifics whatsoever. 

On the other hand, my attempted 
contact with each of the grocery stores 
involved offered little help as well. I must 
say that the information they did provide 
was much toned down compared to that of 
the union official. And though it did not 
help much, it was nice to see that the ver- 
bal assault is not going both ways. 

The most controversial statement I 
obtained here was that the reason for the 
lock-out was that since the employees of 
all three chains are in the same union, a 
strike on one store would be dealt with as 
a strike on all three. This was justified by 
the fact that generally strikes do not work 
that way and odds were that employees at 
the other two store chains would eventu- 
ally walk out as bitter negotiations con- 

In the end, I was able to find the in- 
formation 1 was looking for buried in a 
mound of financial press releases on the 
Associated Press website. What I found 
was absolutely shocking. 

Health Care 

Early in my investigation, I read a 
newspaper article that seemed to think 
that store employees were being asked 
to contribute more on their health care 

Single employees were being asked 
to contribute an extra $20 per month, 
while family coverage contributions were 
increased $40-60 per month. Off the bat, 
this seemed unspectacular. How can num- 
bers this small lead to a full-on strike? 
Maybe these employees were paying a 

lot to begin with. That could justify union 
claims that their members "would no lon- 
ger be able to make a living." 

After reading over the official fi- 
nancial information, I understood these 
claims. My heart ached for these poor 
disheartened workers and the union that 
cares so much about them. 

In the previous agreement between 
the unions and the stores, employees were 
contributing nothing to the cost of their 
healthcare aside from a $10 doctor's of- 
fice co-pay! Obviously, these evil grocery 
stores must pay for making their employ- 
ees contribute their hard-earned money. 
But wait, they already are. 

Business health care plans have gone 
up more than 50 percent in the past few 
years. Anyone involved in business or 
who at least studies it knows this. Very 
few companies can even afford to provide 
healthcare coverage for their employees, 
and those that do require significant con- 
tributions per month, most of the time in 
excess of $100 or more. I know my job 
works that way, and I would be willing to 
bet that most of you reading this have a 
similar situation, unless you work at Vons, 
Albertsons or Ralphs, that is. 


The next issue being discussed is 
raises for the employees of the three 
chains. The union has demanded raises of 
50 cents after the first year of employment 
and 45 cents within the next two years. 
This seems fairly minor. 

The truth is, many of the people em- 
ployed by these companies who remain 
in good standing throughout their first 
two years are eligible to begin receiving 
compensation of $17.90 per hour. How 
many of you make that much per hour? I 
don't. That is astronomical. My sister just 
graduated with a B.S. in neuroscience and 
she had to take a job tutoring kids in math 
for $12 an hour! 

Even more disgusting is the fact that 
these poor employees are subjected to 
working Sundays and some holidays in 
which they are paid up to $26.85 per hour 
on Sundays, and, get this, $53.70 per hour 
for working on contractual holidays! I 
would just about give my left arm to make 
that much working a half day on Thanks- 
giving. Truth is, I won't make more than 
their normal hourly wage when I clock in 
for work on Thanksgiving. 

I am completely appalled that this 
union believes that it takes that kind of 
money to live. I, for one, know it does not. 

I work a part-time job waiting tables for 
minimum wage and generally lousy tips. I 
go to school full-time and have some nice 
loan payments to look forward to. I work 
an unpaid internship, just for the experi- 
ence. I pay for my own health care. I am 
married with two car payments, rent and 
insurance premiums. My wife and I are 
expecting our first child and she will be 
forced to work throughout her pregnancy. 
I am not complaining, though. 1 work 
hard and it is the only way I know how. I 
make ends meet, and while I'm not com- 
pletely satisfied with that, it doesn't mean 
I should be out on the comer with a picket 
sign. And I know there are plenty of others 
out there in the same situation as I am. 

Yet, through it all, there is a bunch of 
people standing on the street corners and 
in store parking lots screaming that wages 
in excess of $10 per hour for the 16-year 
old kid who just walked in for his first job 
as well as the 2-year veteran making up to 
$17.90 are being treated unfairly. 

It is not these people that the union 
uses as examples, though. The union 
has developed the "cookie-cutter" image 
of the single, minority woman who has 
three kids and can hardly afford to live. 
The store only schedules her 20 hours per 
week, and now that she will have to pay 
for her health care, she will be forced to 
go on welfare. I do not doubt that there 
are people within each grocery chain who 
might fit this stereotypical image, but 
there are very few. 

Yet, the union is maintaining its argu- 
ment on this basis. The story is used to 
stir up feelings of support for the little 
guy among the other employees. At this 
point, 1 would challenge any one of these 
people to run their own business and at- 
tempt to provide full health care benefits 
for their employees. Unfortunately, that is 
a pointless argument because for the most 
part, they haven't experienced it and do 
not intend to. 


That leads to the most substantiated 
claim the unions are making. The stores 
have proposed a new benefit system for 
incoming employees. The pay scale and 
health care options for these newer em- 
ployees will be changing. 

Due to increasing costs, it is no lon- 
ger a viable option for the stores to pro- 
vide benefit levels as high as the veteran 
employees. The deductions are not sig- 
nificant. However, the stores already had 
their first contract proposal voted down 

because of these changes. Not until after 
this proposal was voted down were ben- 
efits to current employees scheduled for 
cuts to reduce cuts for new employees. 


The ironic reality of the situation is 
that the union is a big profitable business 
just like the grocery stores. As their mem- 
bers sit on the comers out of work, union 
officials are still raking in the dough. The 
hard-working members of the union are 
being hurt, just as the stores are, by the 
very entity designed to help them. 

I am a full supporter of hard-work- 
ing people. I fight in the same trenches. I 
believe that unions were founded with the 
appropriate ideals regarding hard work. I 
also understand that many of these strik- 
ing employees are not the stereotypical "I- 
union employees. I just have a very hard 
time understanding the motivation now. 

The point here is that these striking 
employees need to see the truth. They have 
it good. They work for companies that not 
only pay them exceptionally well, but 
provide them with very generous benefits, 
such as an extremely lucrative healthcare 
deal, vacation and sick time that rivals that 
offered by most other companies, retire- 
ment benefits and educational incentives, 
just to mention a few. 

Stop Striking 

The strike needs to end. These em- 
ployees need to go back to work. They 
need to realize that by striking they are 
essentially biting the hand that feeds their 
families. Employees should never object 
to their company performing well because 
it allows for more benefits in the future. 

By striking, they are hurting the 
companies even more than the tough eco- 
nomic times and rising health care costs 
ever could, which, in turn, takes away 
from benefits that they could potentially 
receive the next time contract negotiations 
come around. 

Striking employees need to look at the 
facts. Do not allow the union to bias your 
opinion. Do the responsible thing and fig- 
ure out if you really are doing something 
you believe in. 

Instead of fighting against work, fight 
for your right to go back to work. Show 
the union that you are not sheep and that 
you will not sit back blindly as they make 
money off of the mountain of suffering 
this strike has caused: suffering that the 
strike was originally intended to alleviate. 


10 The Echo 

November 5, 2003 

Charlie Brown rushes far the firs, down during the 31-20 Kingsmen victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The sophomore out ofMoorpark ran far 196 yards in the game. 

Kingsmen reign over Claremont 

By Etienne Emanuel 
Staff Writer 

Senior Quinn Longhurst sacks the Clare- 
mont quarterback Mitchell Browne. 

The California Lutheran Univer- 
sity Kingsmen hoped to keep their SCIAC 
Championship hopes alive as they faced- 
off this week against league rival Clare- 

After a mentally challenging week of 
practice, in which the Kingsmen found 
themselves practicing at night in the gym 
due to air quality, Cal Lu remained unfazed 
and defeated Claremont 31-20. 

The Kingsmen got the ball first but 
could not push it down the field. Clare- 
mont seemed to get the momentum after 
forcing a punt, but Quinn Longhurst raced 
down the field to meet the punt returner 
immediately after he caught the ball. On 
the very next play, Longhurst broke free 
to blindside the Claremont quarterback, 
who could not find an open receiver. From 
there, the defense forced a punt that Eddie 
Torres returned for an 1 8-yard gain. 

Charlie Brown took a handoff for 14 
yards and then made a brilliant one-handed 
catch on a screenplay for another first 
down. Casey Preston connected with Jim- 
my Fox, who made a diving catch, contort- 
ing his body in the air. The grab brought 

the Kingsmen down to the five-yard line. 
They could not convert the drive into a 
touchdown, but picked up a field goal. 

The defense came on and shut down 
the Claremont running game. The Stags 
tried to go outside, but the running back 
was met by Ryan Tukua and Kyle Paterik 
for no gain. The defense held on third to 
force the punt. The catch was mishandled 
and Claremont got the ball back, but to no 
avail. The defense forced another punt that 
went into the end zone, giving Cal Lu the 
ball on the 20-yard line. 

After an incomplete pass, Brown broke 
through a gaping hole that the line opened 
up and made his way to the end zone. It 
was then 10-0, Cal Lutheran. 

Claremont answered back with a 
touchdown of their own. The Kingsmen 
got the ball back and drove down into field 
goal range, but the kick was blocked and 
Claremont took over. They drove the ball 
down and scored again, taking the lead, 

After the Kingsmen received the kick, 
the offense came up with three clutch third- 
down conversions, keeping the scoring 
drive alive. The first was a 30-yard con- 
nection to Alex Gonzalez. The second was 
a QB draw by Preston and then Tyler Ruiz 
who capped the drive with a third-down 

touchdown from two yards out. 

The Kingsmen defense made a quick 
three-and-out and forced another punt. The 
offense pushed past midfield and Preston 
found Fox inside the five-yard line. Brown 
punched it home and it was 24-14 going 
into the half. 

"We moved the ball well right from the 
get go," Fox said. "We felt in control for 
virtually the whole game. I think we only 
had two bad drives, but other than that, we 
executed well." 

Claremont received the kickoflf and 
struck back right away with another touch- 
down, but Maurico Bowsa blocked the 
extra point, leaving Cal Lu ahead 24-20, 
eliminating a tying field goal. 

Neither team could get on the score- 
board for the rest of the third quarter. In the 
fourth, though, it was all Cal Lu. Preston 
launched a pass to Fox who came down 
with the ball in the end zone, even after 
it was tipped. That was all the Kingsmen 
offense needed as the defense held Clare- 
mont scoreless in the fourth quarter. The 
game ended with Pat Castell intercepting a 
desperation heave to the endzone. 

"Our defense played well. We came up 
with a lot of big plays. We stopped several 
fourth-down attempts. We controlled the 
game," Castell said. 

Senior Jimmy Fox makes a diving catch just shy of the endzone. Fox was named 
SCIAC player of the week for his performance against Pomona-Pitzer on Oct. 18. 

Quarterback Casey Preston is taken down by the Claremont defense as he rushes for the 
first down. 

Photographs by Kyle Peterson 

November 5, 2003 


The Echo 11 

Women's soccer defeats Oxy 

By Justin Shore 

Staff Writer 

The CLU women's soccer team came 
from behind to defeat the Occidental Tigers 
by a score of 2-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 29. 

The Tigers scored first, with Alex 
Rombough's goal in the 10th minute of 

The score remained until CLU's Am- 
ber Anderson tied the contest with a score 
of her own, shortly after halftime. 

With the goal, Anderson ranks second 
on. the team with five goals on the season. 
With only eight minutes left in the game, 
sophomore Danielle Erquiaga tallied an- 
other goal that would prove to be the game 

"It was a very physical game, but we 
started to settle balls down and we got 
an important win," team captain Lindsey 
Rarick said. 

After the win against the Tigers, the 
Regals tied rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 
0-0, on Nov. 1 at North Field. 

With Claremont still in playoff conten- 
tion, a CLU win would have eliminated the 
Athenas post-season hopes. 

"You always want to knock anyone 
you play out of the playoffs, because 
the only team you want to see go is your 

Senior Bonnie Bornhauser takes down a Claremont opponent. 

team," said goal keeper Pamela Clark after 
the tie. 

The Regals almost scored in the first 
overtime period as Bonnie Bomhauser's 
shot went off the goal post. 

Coach Nancie Moskowitz was pleased 

with her team's efforts in the tie. 

"There was good defense for both 
teams, and we had good scoring oppor- 
tunities in overtime. I don't think that we 
eliminated them, but we sure made it dif- 
ficult for them," Moskowitz said. 

Photographs by Kyle Peterson 
Sophomore Denise French prepares to 
take a shot. 

Clark made 1 5 saves, denying all shots 
by Claremont. 

With a tie, the Regal's improve their 
record to 7-7-3 overall, and 5-4-3 in SCI- 
AC play, with only two games remaining 
in the regular season. 

Kingsmen soccer falls 3-1 to Claremont 

By Lindsey Rarick 
Staff Writer 

The Cal Lutheran men's soccer team 
battled in a 3- 1 loss Saturday at Claremont- 

Claremont took an early lead, scoring 
only three minutes into the game. 

With one minute, 30 seconds left in the 
first half, sophomore Mark Olsen scored 
from a cross from junior forward J.B. Rob- 
inson to end the first half in a 1-1 tie. 

"Mark was positioned very well to put 
the ball in. J.B. did a great job for us as a 
forward. He usually plays as a defender, 
but we had to move some guys up since 

forward Brian Blevins, who has scored a 
lot of goals for us, has a broken foot," Head 
Coach Dan Kuntz said. 

In the second half, the Kingsmen gave 
the ball away in the midfield and the Stags 
took advantage of the mistake as they fired 
the ball into the back of the net, making the 
score 2-1, Claremont. 

"We just couldn't get the ball in the 
back of the net. We struggled to get into 
the rhythm of play that we have had in our 
last few games," Kuntz said, 'it really hurt 
us not being able to train for three days due 
to the bad air quality from the fires. I am 
counting on CLU to get new athletic fa- 
cilities because you can't have all 10 sports 

training in the gym at the same time." 

With only a few minutes left in the 
game, Claremont got a counterattack and 
the Kingsmen defense mis-cleared a ball. 
This led to a tangle up inside of the 1 8-yard 
box that resulted in a foul on a Kingsmen 
player and a penalty kick for the Stags. 
Claremont scored off of the penalty kick, 
ending the game 3-1. 

"In the second half, we all thought that 
we were going to pull this game off with a 
win," junior midfielder Greg Allen said. 

CLU keeper Jamie Lavelle had six 
saves for the Kingsmen, while CMS 
keeper Cameron Wheelan-Millie had six 
saves as well. 

"Like I said before, we only got in one 
day of training on the field and that really 
hurt us in finding our rhythm of play. You 
can only do so much holding meetings in a 
classroom. We are as good or better than 
Claremont,, so it was disappointing that 
we couldn't hold a tie or even get a win," 
Kuntz said. 
Fires Postpone Men's Soccer Game 

The Kingsmen were originally sched- 
uled to play SC1AC opponent Occidental 
College at North Field Wednesday, Oct. 
29, at 2:30 p.m., but unhealthy air condi- 
tions did not allow for outdoor activity. 
The game has been changed to Friday; 
Nov. 7, at North Field at 2:30 p.m. 

Regals struggle with 5-game losing streak Water Polo 

defeats ASU 
club team 

By Luke Patten 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran University 
volleyball team continued its late season 
slide, losing all three of its matches last 

It has now lost five matches in a row- 
and 10 of its last 11. The Regals record 
now stands at 6-16 overall and 4-8 in con- 
ference play. 

The first match of the week for the 
Regals was against Occidental College. 
After winning the first game by a score 
of 30-28, CLU proceeded to lose the next 
three games. Scores for those games were 
30-26, 30-26 and 30-18. 

"We were excited to win the first game 
and we played good, but we let them get 
runs, so we were always playing from be- 
hind," freshman Meredith Nelson said. 

CLU was led by Nelson, who finished 
the match with 10 kills and 1 1 digs. Other 
standout performances included sopho- 
more Gianna Regal with 10 kills and a 
.320 attack percentage; sophomore Chris- 
tie Barker, who recorded nine kills and 
eight digs; and junior Katie Schneider with 

10 digs to go along with six kills. 

Sophomore Keely Smith led the team 
with 37 assists and junior Brionna Morse 
had 12 digs to lead the Regals. 

Next up was a match with a La Veme 
team that is ranked 4th in the nation. The 
Leopards had already clinched the league 
championship and hasn't lost a conference 
game in two years. In fact, La Verne hasn't 
lost a conference game in its home gym 
since 1999. 

"They're good, but it was frustrating 
because we can be that good. We have po- 
tential, but we just haven't shown it yet," 
Nelson said. 

The game did not go well for the Re- 
gals as they got swept in three games and 
finished the match with an attack percent- 
age of -.021. CLU managed to hang close 
in the first game, losing 30-27, but the last 
two games belonged to La Veme, which 
won by scores of 30-16 and 30-19. 

The Regals struggled on offense for 
most of the night and only recorded 2 1 kills 
in the match. They were led by Nelson, 
who finished with six kills. Barker added 
five and Schneider four. Smith finished 
with 14 assists. 

On the defensive side, Morse led the 

team with 12 digs while Nelson chipped 
in with 10. 

After that match, the Regals traveled 
to Orange, Calif., for a n on- conference 
contest against Chapman University. 

In the first game, CLU held a late 
lead of 27-24, but a iate run from Chap- 
man produced the 31-29 final score. In the 
second game, the Regals hung close early 
but eventually got down 16-22 and were 
unable to come back in a 30-23 loss. The 
third game was tight throughout, with no 
more than a three-point lead, but in the 
end, it was Chapman that pulled out a 
hard-fought 33-30 victory. 

"Towards the end it was frustrating 
because we were making mental errors or 
just getting out of rotation," said freshman 
Mellisa Jimro. 

Once again, Nelson had a very strong 
game for the Regals, coming up with 15 
kills and 18 digs. Smith played a very 
strong match and finished with a match- 
high 39 assists to go along with 13 digs. 
Schneider provided 23 digs to go along 
with seven kills and Barker added 1 1 kills 
and seven digs. Morse finished with a 
match-high 39 digs. 

CLU Sports Information 
Press Release 

The CLU men's water polo team 
picked up the program's first victory Satur- 
day with a 1 1-7 win over the Arizona State 
club team in Tempe. 

In the game, Mark Nielson scored two 
goals and assisted on three others. Jamie 
Aronson and Jared Clark each tallied three 
goals. John McAndrew added a pair and 
Heath Williams rounded out the scoring. 

In net, Andrew McGranahan made an 
impressive 16 saves. 

Sunday, the Kingsmen lost, 13-2, 
against the University of Arizona club 
team in Tucson. 

Up next for CLU is SCIAC opponent 
Whittier. The Kingsmen will host the Poets 
Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. 

12 The Echo 


November 5, 2003 

Kingsmen after SCIAC title 

By Justin Shore 
Staff Writer 

With basketball season approaching 
rapidly, the Kingsmen have put in a great 
deal of preparation in hopes of winning the 
SCIAC championship. 

Senior Ryan Hodges has spent count- 
less hours of off-season strength and 
conditioning training. Although Hodges 
received All-SCIAC recognition last year, 
he looks to improve his game. 

"With coach's summer workouts, 
along with lifting with strength coach Tom 
De Long five days a week, we look to win 
the SCIAC championship." Hodges said. 

In his 10th year as head coach. Rich 
Rider is excited about the new season. 
Despite losing a great deal of senior lead- 
ership from last year. Rider is confident in 
the ability of his team. With leadership 
roles open, the coaching staff has not 
named team captains yet. 

"We are waiting to see which guys will 
step it up. It could be the seniors or some of 
the younger guys," said Rider. 

Returning senior Zareh Avedian had 
an exceptional season in 2002-03. Ave- 
dian ranked 1 8th nationally in scoring 
with 22 points per game. He was named 
First Team All-SCIAC and selected to 
the All-West Region Third 

Kingsmen basketball has placed 2nd 
in the SCIAC the past two years, finishing 
behind rival Occidental College. 

"We have a really talented team with 
a lot of guys capable of dominating on 
any given night. We have a legitimate shot 
at winning the conference this year. The 
only team that will beat us is ourselves," 
Emanuel said. 

The CLU men's basketball team will 
travel to Chapman University on Nov. 25 
for its first game. The Kingsmen's home 
opener will be against University of Mary 
(ND), Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. 

Photograph b) Derek Hassfci 

Players scrimmage during Kingsmen basketball practice. 

Regal basketball hoping to overcome injuries 

By Kyle Wells 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran University 
women's basketball team is looking for 
redemption after suffering a tough 2002- 
03 season. 

With the addition of new key players, 
and the return of veterans, the Regals are 
looking to dominate the hardwood. 

The past two seasons of Regal bas- 
ketball have gone through some ups and 
downs. In the 2001-02 season, the Regals 
ended their season with an 11-14 record, 
and suffered on the court due to injuries 

inflicted on their starting fine-up. 

"We had a lot of knee injuries last year, 
which did not help our team because of 
how small we were," said Kristy Hopkins, 
head women's basketball coach. 

This upcoming season is an entirely 
new story. The Regals have been recruit- 
ing heavily during the off-season, increas- 
ing their player depth. 

In addition to acquiring talented young 
players, they will also have four returning 
veterans this season. 

The four returnees for the Regals are 
Julie Cichon, Kristie Barraza, Alex Mallen 
and Lauren Stroot. 

Cichon, a senior guard, is a captain for 

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Flag Football 

Flag Football Standings 

Playoff Schedule 

Bad Boys 4-0 
Aquafina 3-1 

Nov. 9 

Kentucky Straight 3-1 

Snipers 3-1 

2 p.m. 

That's Enough 3-1 

Snipers vs. Death Inc. 

Da Braddas 2-2 

That's Enough vs. Aquafina 

Death Inc. 2-2 

Los Pollos Diablos 2-2 

3 p.m. 

Shockers 1 -3 

Kentucky Straight vs. Los Polios 

The Mooses 1 -3 


Big Ballin' 0-4 

Bad Boys vs. Da Braddas 

the Regals. Stroot, a sophomore, earned 
All-Conference honors as a freshman. 

The hope for the young players is to 
increase team depth and supply the team 
with a strong foundation of new talent. 

"We have a lot of new girls this year 
who are definitely going to make our team 
better," Hopkins said. 

Hopkins has arranged a very com- 
petitive schedule for her team. The Regals 
will be starting their season against The 
Master's College, who were No. 1 in their 
conference last year. 

They will also be playing against a 
handful of NAIA teams as well as hosting 
the Posada Royale Classic tournament. 

"We have a very tough pre-season 
schedule that will challenge our girls to 
play well," Hopkins said. 

The outlook for the upcoming season 
is positive. With the addition of so many 
freshmen, the Regals will not have to fight 

to fill positions like they did last year. 

"We have a lot of new girls with a lot 
of potential," Cichon said. 

A possible setback is the continued 
presence of injuries; some carrying over 
from last season, others from this year. 
Many of the injuries from last year had to 
do with the players' knees. 

This year, it is not only their knees 
that are hurting the players, but also small 
aches and pains are troubling the team. 
The majority of these pains are coming 
from previous surgeries, which is causing 
the players discomfort on the court. 

The freshmen have also suffered their 
fair share of preseason injuries. Although 
they may not be as bad as last year's inju- 
ries, there are a few girls who will not be 
able to play the majority of the season. 

"The injuries are still there, but they 
are better than last year," Cichon said. 

3 runners tagged All-SCIAC 

By Devon Bostock 
Staff Writer 

7 on 7 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament 

Saturday, Nov. 8 
12 p.m. 

Mt. Clef Stadium 

Sign-up at the SUB Front desk. 
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place. 

Three California Lutheran Univer- 
sity runners were named to the All-SCIAC 
team this weekend at the league finals and 
both CLU teams finished fifth out of eight 

At the SCIAC finals runners who fin- 
ish in the top 10 are named to the first team, 
while runners who finish 1 1th through 20th 
are named to the second team. 

For the Kingsmen, Tyler Ross and 
John Cummings were both named to the 
All-SCIAC second team. Ross finished 
11th overall with a time of 27:56.00. 
Cummings was close behind in 1 3th with 
a time of 27:58.20. Neither was available 
for comment. 

"Tyler and John had awesome races," 
Heather Worden said. 

On the Regals' side Carly Sandell 
placed 14th overall with a time of 25:02.70 
and was also named to the All-SCIAC sec- 
ond team. She narrowly missed taking first 
team honors in a finish line battle with four 
other runners. 

"I felt pretty good. It was a close fin- 
ish. Four girls were right ahead of me and 
if the race was 50 meters longer I could 
have gotten them... Heather and I will beat 
those girls at Regionals," Sandell said. 

According to an interview before 
the race Coach Scott Fickerson expected 
Sandell and Ross to finish with All-SCIAC 
honors. He also felt that a strong finish 
from Cummings was necessary for the 
team to succeed. 

"Carly and John stepped up big with 
great races. They both ran very smart and 
tough races. They executed their race plan 
perfectly and raced hard when it counted. 
I'm proud of both of them," Fickerson 

Both the Kingsmen and Regals were 
able to beat opponents who had beaten 
them at SCIAC Multi-Duals. The Regals 
were able to improve upon their sixth place 
finish at Multi-Duals by beating Whittier 
College while the Kingsmen knocked off 
Cal-Tech to improve from their sixth place 
finish. The Kingsmen almost finished in 
fourth, but fell to the University of La- 
Veme by three points. 

"We didn't quite end up as teams as 
we had thought we would in the beginning 
of the season, but I think we all did what 
we could. All I know now is that we are 
all ready to give it our all at regionals... it's 
what we have all been waiting for," Wor- 
den said. 

The Cross Country Regionals take 
place in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 15. Seven 
men and five women from CLU will par- 
ticipate in the race.